Pain Management

The George Washington University Hospital is committed to promoting your comfort and well-being. There are many diseases and surgical procedures that can cause pain. If you are experiencing pain:

  • Ask your doctor or nurse what to expect regarding pain and pain management.
  • Discuss pain relief options with your doctor or nurse.
  • Work with your doctor and nurse to develop a plan for managing your pain.
  • Don’t wait—ask for pain relief when the pain begins! Most medications take a while to work.
  • Tell your doctor or nurse if your pain is not relieved.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for medication to relieve your pain—taking medication will not make you an “addict”. Effective pain management is essential to the healing process.
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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.          

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