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January 23, 2008 > A World of Health Care in Your Community

A World of Health Care in Your Community

Annual Report Offers a New Way to Explore Washington Hospital

Washington Hospital Healthcare System has a tradition of collaborating with the community to meet their needs while keeping step with leading-edge developments in the world of health care. Washington Hospital's 2007 Annual Report to the Community reflects that same innovative perspective - a continuous search for the best ways to serve and communicate with you.

The newly released 2007 Annual Report/2008 Calendar is now available for the first time on compact disc. The CD-based Annual Report is a new and exciting way to learn about the many facets of Washington Hospital Healthcare System in a multimedia format. Along with overviews and updates about our many programs and community partnerships, you'll enjoy video clips of numerous recent events, including selected broadcasts from InHealth, Washington Hospital's local cable station on Comcast Channel 78.

Keeping You Informed and Connected
Today, the personal computer and the internet make it possible for us to keep you informed and connected about the world of health care as never before. Through Washington's newly designed Web site at www.whhs.com and the Annual Report's interactive Calendar of Events at www.whhscalendar.com, you can learn about what's happening in your health care district each and every day. A wide variety of resources to help you and your family stay healthy are now at your fingertips.

Find out What's New - Register for a Class
Available online at www.whhscalendar.com, Washington's enhanced calendar provides an up-to-date view of health-related events throughout the system, including many helpful and informative classes, lectures, screenings and support group meetings offered through Washington's Health & Wellness program. With the calendar's interactive format, you can quickly and easily select events of interest and reserve your space for a class - all from the convenience of your home or office.

A New Way to Explore Our World
The history of Washington Township Health Care District spans more than 50 years.
It's the story of a community dedicated to bringing the world of excellent health care to its doorstep. You can experience this journey by accessing the interactive timeline, which includes numerous historical images. With the region's rich history as a backdrop, the timeline provides a pictorial perspective on some of the most important milestones in the System's history. Use your mouse to move through the decades and view yearly events and photos.
In addition to the vivid history and milestones that have occurred at Washington Hospital for the past half century, the 2007 Annual Report also contains important messages from the leadership team responsible for ensuring high quality health care is available in your community today and for years to come.
Read a personal message from Washington Hospital's CEO, Nancy Farber, that highlights Washington's commitment to bringing leading-edge health care to the community. Also hear from the 2007 President of Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors, Patricia Danielson, RHIT, and Chief of Staff of Washington Hospital's Medical Staff, Khalid Baig, M.D.
The annual report also contains the hospital's 2006-2007 financial statement and a complete directory of hospital services - serving as just one more resource your community hospital offers to help guide you and your family to a healthier future.

AVAILABLE NOW! To receive your free copy of Washington Hospital's 2007 Annual Report to the Community/2008 Calendar in the mail, call Washington's Community Relations department at (510) 791-3417.

2007: A Year of Achievement
2007 was an exceptional time of achievement for Washington Hospital Healthcare System. While many of our services continued to expand and evolve, 2007 was highlighted by events in five leading-edge programs.

World-Class Care for Neurological Disorders
At the new Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute, Washington has brought together leading experts and state-of-the-art technologies to treat patients with a wide range of neurological disorders. The Institute's five programs focus on highly effective, minimally invasive treatments. One of the cornerstones of the Institute is the world-class Gamma Knife Program. Washington became the first hospital in North America and the first community hospital in the world to use the gold standard Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion to treat patients with malignant brain tumors and other brain disorders without making a single incision.

A Sharper Focus on Diagnostics
Washington opened its new Outpatient Imaging Center, featuring the most advanced, all-digital imaging technology available in one convenient location. The latest generation 64-slice CT scanner; combined with the added precision of industry-leading image quality, gives doctors access to some of the best diagnostic tools available in the world of health care today.

Services Tailored to Women's Needs
Washington Women's Center gives women access to a centralized array of diagnostic and wellness services designed just for them and provided in a soothing environment. The Center's unique concept is to offer advanced diagnostic services, an expert clinical staff and a host of wellness, support and education programs, combined with easy access to the extensive array of women's services throughout Washington Hospital Healthcare System.

The Highest Standards for Stroke Care
Washington Hospital's Stroke Program earned the Gold Seal of approval from the Joint Commission, the nation's leader in standards-setting and accreditation for health care. The Program is now designated as a Primary Stroke Center, only the second hospital in Alameda County to earn this distinction.

Top Quality Education to Fight Diabetes
The Diabetes Program at Washington Hospital was awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for its excellent diabetes self-management education program. Experts from the Association commended Washington for its in-depth, individualized approach to teaching people with diabetes how to successfully manage their disease.

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