A Tradition of Quality

George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC

Care Right in Your Neighborhood

Welcome to Washington, DC! GW Hospital provides primary, specialty, and emergency care right in your neighborhood. Schedule an appointment by calling 888-4GW-DOCS or search for a doctor online.

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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, DC'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.

Since the current George Washington University Hospital building opened in 2002, physicians and nurses have been treating patients in a technologically advanced hospital. GW Hospital is a 395-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC. Featuring a Level I Trauma Center and a Level III NICU, GW Hospital offers clinical expertise in a variety of areas including cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, women’s health, and advanced surgery including robotic and minimally invasive surgery. GW Hospital is operated by Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company that is one of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services.

From the First Steps and Beyond

GW Hospital’s mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare, advanced technology and world class service to our patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research.

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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 Hospital 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
  • Orthopedics
  • 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.

Fast Facts – 2021

Total Inpatient (IP) Admissions 18,464
Emergency Room Visits 46,976
Total Outpatient (OP) Visits 171,761
Total Surgeries 23,611
Baby Deliveries 2,558
Kidney Transplants 65
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) 44
Structural Hearts 119

Contacting GW 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.


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


Together, we will pursue our passion for healing, discovering medical breakthroughs and improving lives. While developing tomorrow's leaders, we will earn our community's trust and recognition as the first choice for complex medical care.


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


900 23rd Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-715-4000


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