Recognition for The George Washington University Hospital

Hospital Achievement

Best Regional Hospitals US News and World Report Best Regional Hospitals 2023-24Washington DC Metro by U.S. News & World Report (2023-24)

This award recognizes a high level of excellence and care provided by The George Washington University Hospital. The hospital also achieved "High Performing" status in three specialty areas and for 10 common procedure and condition areas.

Specialty Areas

US News and World Report High Performing neurology and neurosurgeryUS News and World Report High Performing Urology

Procedures and Conditions

US News and World Report HIgh Performing COPDUS News and World Report High Performing Hospitals 2023-24 DiabetesUS News and World Report High Performing Hospitals 2023-24 heart attackUS News and World Report High Performing Hospitals 2023-24 heart failureUS News and World Report High Performing Hospitals 2023-24 kidney failureUS News and World Report High Performing Hospitals 2023-24 leukemia, lymphoma and myelomaUS News and World Report High Performing Lung Cancer SurgeryUS News and World Report High Performing Hospitals 2023-24 PneumoniaUS News and World Report High Performing Prostate Cancer SurgeryUS News High Performing Hospital Award Badge - Stroke

 

“B” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The hospital was recognized in Fall 2022 for our patient safety and quality of care by The Leapfrog Group who grades hospitals twice per year, scoring them on errors, injuries, and infections. The hospital received a "B" grade on a scale of "A" through "F." The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital scoring system that exclusively assesses hospital safety.

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Washington Parent Magazine Best HospitalGW University Hospital, Washington, DC (2020)

Readers of Washington Parent Magazine voted The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) as the ‘Best Hospital’ in the Washington, DC region in 2020. GW Hospital was nominated as a finalist by the community and then voted by the public as the winner.

Top Hospital For Diversity (2019-2020)Top Hospital For Diversity BlackDoctor.org 2019-20, GW Hospital, Washington, DC

BlackDoctor.org (BDO), the leading health and wellness online destination for African Americans, has named GW Hospital among its 2019-20 Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity. The hospitals in this list represent all regions of the United States with emphasis on those that serve African Americans well. Each hospital on this distinguished list delivers quality care at the highest level, while promoting equity and inclusion in their operations, programs, services, and staffing.

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of ApprovalThe Joint Commission Logo, GW Hospital, Washington, DC

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 2023.

Gluten Free Safe Spot DesignationValidated Gluten Free Safe Spot, GW Hospital, Washington, DC

The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is the first hospital in the District to obtain validation as a Gluten Free Safe Spot through the Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS), a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group. GW Hospital is one of only nine hospitals in the nation to hold this validation. (2021)

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Bariatric Surgery Awards

Blue Distinction® Center in Bariatric Blue distinction centers bariatric surgerySurgery (2021)

GW Hospital has been recognized by CareFirst BlueCross® BlueShield® (CareFirst) with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

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Cancer Care Awards

U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital for Lung Cancer Surgery; Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Surgery; and Prostate Cancer Surgery (2023-24)

Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.

US News and World Report High Performing Lung Cancer SurgeryUS News and World Report High Performing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma surgeryUS News and World Report High Performing Prostate Cancer Surgery

Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of ExcellenceExcellence 

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.

Commission on Cancer logoNational Re-Accreditation From the Commission on Cancer (2021)

GW Hospital received national re-accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.

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Cardiovascular Services Awards

U.S. News & World Report High US News and World Report High Performing Hospitals 2023-24 Heart FailurePerforming Hospital for Heart Failure (2023-24)

This award recognizes GW Hospital's commitment to a higher standard of care for heart failure. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.

U.S. News & World Report HighUS News and World Report High Performing Hospitals 2023-24 Heart Attack Performing Hospital for Heart Attack (2023-24)

This award recognizes GW Hospital's commitment to a higher standard of care for heart attack. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.

American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Chest Pain - MI Registry NCDR 2023 Platinum Performance Achievement AwardPain — Myocardial Infarction (MI) Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award (2022 and 2023)

The award recognizes GW Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that GW Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association® clinical guidelines and recommendations. GW Hospital is the only hospital in Washington, DC, to be recognized for this service line.

Pulmonary hypertension center of comprehensive care program logoAccredited as a Pulmonary Hypertension Center of Comprehensive Care Program (2023-2027)

This prestigious designation is awarded by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) to nationally recognized programs that excel in clinical care and clinical research for patients with this rare disease. The GW site is the first accredited Comprehensive Care Center in Washington, DC.

American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry NCDR 2021 Gold Performance Achievement AwardChest Pain — MI Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award (2021)

The award recognizes GW Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that GW Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association® clinical guidelines and recommendations.

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American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry NCDR 2020 Silver Performance Achievement AwardChest Pain — MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award (2020)

The award recognizes GW Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association® clinical guidelines and recommendations.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awards

U.S. News & World Report High PerformingUS News High Performing Hospitals Award 2023-24 COPD Hospital (2023-24)

This award recognizes GW Hospital's commitment to a higher standard of care for COPD. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.

Kidney Health Awards

U.S. News & World Report High Performing US News High Performing Hospitals Award - Kidney FailureHospital (2023-24)

This award recognizes GW Hospital's commitment to a higher standard of care for kidney failure. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.

Neurology and Neurosurgery Awards

U.S. News & World Report High PerformingUS News High Performing Hospital Award Badge - Neurology Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (2023-24)

This award recognizes GW Hospital's commitment to a higher standard of care for neurology and neurosurgery. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.

OB/GYN Services Awards

U.S. News & World Report High PerformingUS News High Performing Hospital Award Badge - Maternity Care Hospital for Maternity Care (2024)

Hospitals that receive a High Performing designation as part of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care meet a high standard in caring for parents with uncomplicated pregnancies.

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Prestigious Designation in Obstetric SOAP Center of ExcellenceAnesthesia Care

The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) Center of Excellence (COE) designation recognizes institutions and programs that demonstrate excellence in obstetric anesthesia care. GW Hospital is one of only 70 hospitals worldwide to hold this designation.

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Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive SRC Center of Excellence Minimally Invasive GynecologyGynecology for Seventh Consecutive Year

GW Hospital is one of only 65 hospitals (1 percent) in the U.S. to hold this designation.

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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.

Orthopedics / Joint Replacement Center Awards

Blue Distinction® Center Designation for Blue Distinction Center Knee/HipQuality in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

Hospitals designated as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement demonstrate expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions.

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Aetna Institutes of Quality® Orthopedic CareAetna Institutes of Quality 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.

Physical Rehabilitation Awards

Best Physical Rehabilitation Center in Newsweek America's Best Physical Rehabilitation CentersWashington, DC by Newsweek

The George Washington University Hospital was named the best physical rehabilitation center in Washington, DC in 2022 by Newsweek and Statista Inc., a leading global provider of statistics and rankings.

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Accredited by the Commission on CARF AccreditedAccreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (2023)

The GW Hospital Acute Rehabilitation Unit is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation applies to the adult program, amputation specialty program, and stroke specialty program. It is an indication of the hospital's dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the people served.

Respiratory Care Awards

U.S. News & World Report High US News and World Report High Performing Hospitals 2023-24 PneumoniaPerforming Hospital for Pneumonia (2023-24)

This award recognizes GW Hospital's commitment to a higher standard of care for pneumonia. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.

Sleep Center Awards

American Academy of Sleep Medicine AASM AccreditationAccreditation

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

Stroke Services Awards

U.S. News & World Report High PerformingUS News High Performing Hospital Award Badge - Stroke Hospital for Stroke (2023-24)

This award recognizes GW Hospital's commitment to a higher standard of care for stroke. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News & World Report were significantly better than the national average.

U.S. News & World Report High US News and World Report High Performing Hospitals 2023-24 DiabetesPerforming Hospital for Diabetes (2023-24)

This award recognizes GW Hospital's commitment to a higher standard of care for diabetes. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.

Get With The Guidelines® -Get with the guidelines stroke gold plus Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award (2022)

This award from the American Heart Association®/American Stroke Association® recognizes the hospital for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

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Highest Stroke Recognition from American American Heart Association/American Stroke AssociationHeart Association/American Stroke Association (2021)

The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. 

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Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification(2020)

GW Hospital has received two-year re-accreditation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center from the Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. GW Hospital is one of only about four percent – 191 hospitals nationwide – to hold this distinction. Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center means the organization has met The Joint Commission’s standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification, making it part of an elite group of providers focused on complex stroke care.

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Transplant Services Awards

Community Partnership Award from the National Kidney Foundation

GW Hospital received the 2020 Community Partnership Award from the National Kidney Foundation for its commitment to serving the Washington, DC, region through kidney disease screenings and education, as well as transplant services.

Platinum Award from HRSA HRSA Platinum Recognition(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.

Silver Medal of Honor

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

Trauma and Critical Care Awards

Level 1 Trauma Center Designation (2019)

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. 

Urology Services Awards

U.S. News & World Report High PerformingUS News High Performing Hospital Award Badge - Urology Hospital (2023-24)

This award recognizes GW Hospital's commitment to a higher standard of care for urology services. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News & World Report were significantly better than the national average