Hospital-Wide Recognition

Washington Parent Magazine 2020: Best Hospital

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.

CEO Kimberly Russo Named to Washington Business Journal Power 100 Class of 2019

The Washington Business Journal's "Power 100" list of 2019 recognizes the 100 most influential businesspeople around the Washington, DC region.

CEO Kimberly Russo Named One of the 150 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian Magazine (2019)

Washingtonian Magazine's List of 150 Most Powerful Women recognizes Washington DC's most prominent and influential women in various categories including government, politics, medicine, business, law, education, media, nonprofits and the arts.

GW Hospital Named Top Hospital For Diversity (2019-2020)

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.


Bariatric Surgery

Blue Distinction® Center in Bariatric Surgery (2021)

Blue distinction centers bariatric surgeryGW 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.


Cancer Care

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

Commission on CancerGW 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.


Cardiology

Awarded the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest 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.

Awarded the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest 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.


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

GW Hospital Achieves Prestigious Designation in Obstetric Anesthesia Care

SOAP Center of ExcellenceThe 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.

GW Hospital Named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology for Seventh Consecutive Year

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

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

GW Hospital Earns Blue Distinction® Center Designation for Quality 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.

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 2020 Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Elite, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award

The award from the American Heart Association®/American Stroke Association® is the highest stroke recognition possible. 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.

Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center (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.

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.


Transplant

GW Hospital Received Community Partnership Award from the National Kidney Foundation

GW Hospital received the 2019 Community Partnership Award from the National Kidney Foundation for its commitment to serving the Washington, D.C. region through kidney disease screenings and education, as well as transplant services.

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 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. (2019)