The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) continues to be a leader in providing the highest level of quality and compassionate healthcare for the D.C. Region. U.S. News & World Report has just released the 2023-2024 ratings and rankings, in which GW Hospital is recognized as a Best Regional Hospital. GW ranks 5th in the region, which includes hospitals in D.C. and parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
GW Hospital achieved "High Performing" status in two specialty areas, Neurology/Neurosurgery and Urology, along with receiving “High Performing” designations for the following 10 common procedure and condition areas:
Measured by factors such as patient outcomes, "High Performing" is a designation U.S. News & World Report bestows to recognize performance in these specialties that is significantly better than the national average.
In addition, GW Hospital received the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Chest Pain – Myocardial Infarction (MI) Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2023. *GW Hospital is the only hospital in Washington, D.C., to be recognized for this service line.
"We are thrilled that GW Hospital’s commitment to providing the highest quality care to our patients has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report," says Kimberly Russo, Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of GW Hospital. "As an academic medical center, we continually strive to advance patient care and achieve the best outcomes possible. These rankings are a testament to the dedication of our entire team to elevate healthcare in the nation’s capital. This award underscores our staff’s dedication, specialized skills and clinical excellence.”
To be ranked as a Best Regional Hospital, a hospital or healthcare system has to outperform its peers in procedures and conditions that U.S. News & World Report evaluates, including risk-adjusted survival, patient experience, level of nursing care and successfully returning patients home following discharge. The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings assist patients and their doctors in making informed healthcare decisions.
"At GW Hospital, we are proud to offer a range of advanced services and treatments. Our multidisciplinary care teams are dedicated to outstanding clinical services, research, and education in order to improve care, quality and outcomes for our patients," says Ulises Torres, MD, Chief Quality Officer at GW Hospital. "These recognitions by U.S. News & World Report, which place us within the top hospitals in the region, highlight the expertise, commitment and diligence delivered to each patient in our care.”
Children’s National Hospital, GW Hospital’s NICU partner, was recently ranked the number two hospital in the country for neonatology by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to these recent U.S. News & World Report recognitions, GW Hospital also provides high-quality care in the region through its designation as a Level I Trauma Center and designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.