Despite rounds of layoffs in 2012, former president Bill Clinton was paid a $225,000 speaking fee from the nonprofit Washington Hospital Center — one of a number of tax-exempt organizations that have paid big money to hear the Democrat talk. (Associated Press)
Vann Sorrell, of Buies Creek, N.C., the father of Bladensburg volunteer firefighter Ethan Sorrell, who was injured in a house fire in Riverdale on Friday, gathers his thoughts as he speaks to the media at Sunday at Washington Hospital Center. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
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Registered nurse Kudi Asafa checks a patient Monday at the Washington Hospital Center in Northwest. Ms. Asafa, a clinical specialist living in the District, works in the Cardiac Services Unit. The economic downturn of the past few years has only temporarily eased the nation's shortage of nurses.