In an effort to improve health equity and health care access and to bring research and technology to Wards 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C., the George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) signed a letter of intent to oversee the opening of a new hospital and health complex in Southeast D.C.
Becoming a doctor — and a mother — had always been part of Kathleen Ogle’s life plan. As it turned out, her path to both goals included detours and roundabouts, divorce, financial struggle, and a devastating miscarriage, but she emerged.
The family photo, faded and slightly worn, tells a story. The muted tones recall a sunny day in Kabul, before the family fled the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Leaving everything behind — money, possessions, privilege, and professions — the family escaped with 10 others in the back of a pickup truck.