About the Hospital

GW ExteriorA Tradition of Quality

When it comes to choosing a hospital, one thing is clear: quality counts. And a century-long tradition of providing medical care in a comfortable and convenient environment means peace of mind for the thousands of patients who are cared for by the doctors and nurses at The George Washington University Hospital each year.

Just minutes from Washington, D.C.'s tourist sites and government headquarters, The George Washington University Hospital serves a diverse group of patients — from area residents to visiting dignitaries and heads of state.

New Hospital Opened in 2002

When the new George Washington University Hospital opened in 2002, physicians and nurses at GW began treating patients in a technologically advanced hospital. With millions of dollars of medical equipment, and a completely wireless network, GW offers advanced and innovative healthcare in a warm, friendly environment.

Clinical Expertise

As a multidisciplinary, tertiary care hospital, The George Washington University Hospital offers many diverse services all in one central location. Physicians at GW are known for their clinical expertise in: 

  • Breast care services
  • Cancer care
  • Cardiovascular care
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Emergency medicine
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Robotic surgery
  • Women's Center

Primary care and specialty outpatient care are available through the Medical Faculty Associates — a multi-specialty physician practice group of more than 750 physicians covering 51 specialty and subspecialty areas. The Medical Faculty Associates' doctors have offices in the Ambulatory Care Center, an outpatient clinic building located one block from the hospital.

Hospital Management

Since July 1997, The George Washington University Hospital has been jointly owned and operated by a partnership between George Washington University and a subsidiary of Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company that is one of the nation's largest healthcare management companies. Under the terms of this partnership, named The District Hospital Partners, LP, UHS holds an 80 percent interest and the University holds a 20 percent interest.

The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the District of Columbia Regulatory Affairs Department.

Contacting The George Washington University Hospital

For physician referrals and appointment information, call 1-888-4GW-DOCS.

For patient information including participating insurance plans, patient accommodations, directions and maps, please visit Patient Information.

Mission Statement

The mission of The George Washington University Hospital is to provide high-quality healthcare, advanced technology and world class service to our patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research.

We realize this vision through our commitment to the following principles:

  • Service excellence
  • Quality improvement
  • Employee development
  • Ethical and fair treatment
  • Teamwork, compassion and innovation

Accreditation

The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the District of Columbia Regulatory Affairs Department.

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Facts
and Figures*
  • 379 beds
  • 18,334 inpatient admissions
  • 105,980 outpatient visits a year
  • The emergency department is a Level I Trauma Center seeing 73,188 patients a year.
  • Over 875 physicians on the hospital medical staff
  • Nursing staff of over 800

*Statistics are based on 2013.

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Hospital
Leadership

Barry A. Wolfman
Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director

Kimberly D. Russo
Chief Operating Officer

Tammy L. Razmic
Chief Financial Officer

Gary Little, MD
Medical Director

Rose A. Labriola, RN, BSN, MSN, Ed.D.
Chief Nursing Officer

Matt Merrifield
Associate Administrator

Amy Mendoza
Assistant Administrator

Kathryn Smith
Director of Human Resources

Wendy Adkins
Director, Marketing and Business Development

Keisha Mullings-Smith
Director of Patient Experience

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Board
of Directors

Harold Frazier, MD
Director of Urologic Oncology
The George Washington University Hospital
Clinical Professor of Urology

Charles K. Barber, J.D.
VP and General Counsel
The George Washington Universit
y

Jeff Akman, MD
Interim, Vice President for Health Affairs
The George Washington University Medical Center

Gary Koritzinsky, MD
Internal Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

John Larsen, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
GW Medical Faculty Associates

Paul Lin, MD
Chief, Division of General Surgery
The George Washington University Hospital
Vice Chair, Dept. of Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery & Surgical Oncology
GW Medical Faculty Associates

Michael Seneff, MD
Director of the Intensive Care Unit
The George Washington University Hospital
Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care
GW Medical Faculty Associates

Wesley S. Williams, Jr.
President & Co-Chairman
Lockhart Companies, Inc.

Tiffany Sotelo, MD
Director, GW Pelvic Floor Center
Assistant Professor of Urology
GW Medical Faculty Associates

Christopher Wolf
Partner, Attorney-at-Law
Hogan & Hartson, LLP

John W. Wimberly, Jr.
Pastor, Western Presbyterian Church

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The George Washington University Hospital is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.          

The George Washington University Hospital

900 23rd St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-715-4000

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