They saved my heart2020-07-28T15:26:37+00:00
Don Flory

“They saved my heart.”

— Don Flory

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Keeping You Safe

At GW Hospital, your safety and health are our top priority. That’s why we put safety protocols in place for in-office visits, including enhanced disinfection of high-traffic areas, physical distancing in the lobby and waiting areas, and required masking of all patients, visitors and staff at all times. The hospital regularly cares for patients with highly infectious disease and we continue to follow best practice guidelines to identify, isolate and care for COVID-19 patients, as well as other patients with potentially infectious disease.

“They saved my heart.” — Don Flory

When Don Flory had a serious heart attack and became unresponsive, he was rushed to the local hospital. The situation was critical. “His cardiac arrest left him with only a five percent chance of survival,” says Don’s wife Donna Flory. He was flown to The George Washington University Hospital to receive ECMO, an advanced procedure that saved his life.

Life-Saving Technology

ECMO uses a machine to act as the patient’s heart and lungs while he or she recovers from an injury or illness. The patient’s blood is pumped into a machine that adds oxygen and removes carbon dioxide. It’s then warmed and pumped back into the body. Don was on ECMO for 11 days while he recovered. “GW Hospital had the technology to save my heart. To save my life,” Don says.

Defining Medicine at GW Hospital

GW Hospital offers comprehensive cardiology care for all types of heart issues. Our goal is to help each patient live a long life with a healthy heart. Cardiac surgeons at the hospital are nationally recognized for their experience in minimally invasive procedures. They perform advanced, life-saving procedures, such as the ECMO treatment Don received.

Cardiology Care

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The George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

GW Hospital is located in the heart of Washington, DC and is accessible from the Foggy Bottom metro stop.