Hospital Leadership

Rated One of the Best Regional Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2019)

GW Hospital was ranked as 'High-Performing' in the areas of cancer, nephrology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and lung cancer surgery by U.S. News & World Report for 2019. 

CEO Kimberly Russo Named Washington Business Journal 2016 Playmaker

The Washington Business Journal's "power 100" list of "2016 Playmakers" recognizes notable business leaders who have made an impact on the Washington, DC area in 2016.

DCHA Haynes Rice Community Service Award (2015)

GW Hospital Case Management Department was awarded the Haynes Rice Community Service Award from the District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA). The award recognizes organizations whose meritorious service improves the health of communities served by DCHA.

Top Docs

Check out the “top docs” from the George Washington University Hospital recognized by Washingtonian Magazine in 2017.

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Bariatric Surgery

Blue Distinction® Center in Bariatric Surgery (2018)

GW Bariatric Center has been designated a Blue Distinction Center for bariatric surgery by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program Accreditation (2016)

GW Bariatric Center was designated as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). 


Cancer Treatment

Breast Center Accreditation (2016)

The GW Comprehensive Breast Care Center has been awarded full accreditation for three years by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is given only to centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care, and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.


The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, GW Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™. GW Hospital is fully accredited through 2022.


Lung Cancer

GW Hospital, in conjunction with the GW Cancer Center, has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening.


OB/Gyn

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

GW Hospital’s Level III NICU provides comprehensive, high-quality and family-centered care for critically ill or premature infants. 


Orthopaedics/Joint Replacement Center

GW Hospital Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility

GW Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement and spine surgery. Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. GW Hospital was selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.


Sleep Center

The GW Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.


Stroke Center

GW Hospital Receives 2019 Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

2019 Get With the Guidelines - Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus

GW Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award is the highest stroke recognition possible from the organizations. It recognizes GW Hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

GW Hospital Receives 2018 Get With The Guidelines SM-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Elite Plus

GW Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines SM–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Elite Plus from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for implementing a higher standard of stroke care. This is the highest recognition possible in this category and recognizes our commitment to improving patient care and outcomes.

 

GW Hospital Receives 2017 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

GW Hospital was recognized by the American Stroke Association/American Heart Association with the 'Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award With Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus for 2017.' This award is one of the highest recognitions possible and highlights the hospital's commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. In addition, to qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus part of the award, we had to meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, tPA.

Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center

The George Washington University Hospital is designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Comprehensive Stroke Center certification reflects our ability to care for the most complex stroke cases. It is awarded to organizations that have met The Joint Commission’s standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. Less than two percent of hospitals nationwide are certified as Comprehensive Stroke Centers. GW Hospital is one of less than three percent of U.S. hospitals with this accreditation.


Transplant

2017 Platinum Recognition

GW Hospital Receives the Platinum Award from HRSA (2017)

GW Hospital received the 2017 Platinum Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration for encouraging hospital staff and community members to enroll in their state registry as organ, eye and tissue donors.

GW Hospital Becomes Member of UNOS for Kidney Transplant (2014)

GW Hospital gained membership to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) for kidney transplants (2014).

GW Hospital Awarded Silver Medal of Honor

GW Hospital awarded Silver Medal of Honor by Washington Regional Transplant Community.


Trauma and Critical Care

GW Hospital has been verified as a Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for its expertise in providing high quality trauma care. Being verified as a Level 1 Trauma Center means GW Hospital is equipped to handle the most critically injured patients, and has met the highest standards for trauma care, education and research. (2014)