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Fort Washington Medical Center Director Honored with Josie King Foundation Hero Award


Fort Washington Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Director Perique Wimes, was recently presented with the Josie King Hero Award by the Josie King Foundation at the Patient Safety Officers Forum hosted by the Maryland Patient Safety Center.

The Hero Award was created by the Josie King Foundation to be given to those who work hard to create a culture of patient safety – by listening to the patient or family; encouraging them to speak up and ask questions; enhancing communication; improving teamwork; looking for the good catches (near misses) and immediately addressing those near misses. This award is for those who set an example for others every day and who inspire positive change.

After a medical error took the life of Sorrel King’s 18-month old daughter, The Josie King Foundation was founded to unite healthcare providers and consumers, and fund innovative safety programs. The award honors a “hero” in healthcare who works diligently towards patient safety initiatives.

Congratulations, Perique!

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Jody Beard has suffered from knee pain for many years. Not anymore, thanks to knee replacement surgery through the Fort Washington Medical Center Joint Replacement Program.
This surgery has changed my life. I no longer lay on shopping carts for support or agonize when walking on concrete. After two knee replacements, now I am all over the place. I’m walking around the school where I work without pain. My granddaughter says I don’t walk like a penguin anymore. I have my surgeon and the FWMC staff to thank for that!
~ Jody Beard