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Fort Washington Medical Center Partners with Physicians Inpatient Care Specialists (MDICS) to Provide Hospitalist Services


Fort Washington Medical Center (FWMC) has partnered with MDICS - Physicians Inpatient Care Specialists to manage its hospitalist program. MDICS, Maryland’s largest private hospitalist group, partners with health care systems, hospitals and post-acute centers to provide high-quality, cost-effective integrated medical solutions and services.

As part of the program, the MDICS physicians and physician assistants provide comprehensive quality inpatient medical care to Fort Washington Medical Center patients when hospitalized 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hospitalists also manage care coordination and are involved in all aspects of a patient’s medical care from admission to discharge.

“In this ever-changing healthcare climate, it is vital that we continue to have a great inpatient care team to meet the high quality standards of a superior healthcare system,” said FWMC Chief Medical Officer Victor Waters, M.D. “This partnership will enable us to maintain that level of care with the 45,000 patients we see each year in our emergency room,” he added.

In addition to FWMC, MDICS provide customized programs and services to 14 Maryland hospitals and has been implementing quality initiatives to improve the patient care experience, decrease hospital costs, reduce readmissions and length of stay, and improve documentation and coding to lower hospital acquired conditions.

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