Hospital Leadership

Ranked One of the Best Regional Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2020)

The George Washington University Hospital achieved “high performing” status in the specialty area of Nephrology, as well as three common procedure areas including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Heart Failure; and Lung Cancer Surgery by the U. S. News & World Report for 2020.

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 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) (BDO), the leading health and wellness online destination for African Americans, has named GW Hospital among its 2019-20 Top Hospitals & 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.

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 2018.


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.


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 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.


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 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 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. (2019)