The George Washington University ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± achieved âhigh performingâ 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 byÂ U. S. News & World Report for 2020.
Washington Parent Magazine 2020: Best ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±
Readers of Washington Parent Magazine voted The George Washington University ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± (GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±) as the âBest ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±â in the Washington, DC region in 2020. GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± was nominated as a finalist by the community and then voted by the public as the winner.
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± was ranked as 'High-Performing' in the areas of cancer, nephrology,Â 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 ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± Named Top ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± For Diversity (2019-2020)
BlackDoctor.org (BDO), the leading health and wellness online destination for African Americans, has named GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± among its 2019-20 Top ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±s 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.
DCHA Haynes Rice Community Service Award (2015)
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± Case Management DepartmentÂ was awarded the Haynes Rice Community Service Award from the District of Columbia ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± Association (DCHA). The award recognizes organizations whose meritorious service improves the health of communities served by DCHA.
Check out the âtop docsâ from the George Washington University ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± recognized by Washingtonian Magazine in 2018.
Blue DistinctionÂ® Center in Bariatric Surgery (2018)
GW Bariatric Center has been designated a Blue Distinction Center forÂ bariatric surgery by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement ProgramÂ Accreditation (2016)
GW Bariatric Center was designated as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).Â
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.
Awarded theÂ American College of Cardiologyâs NCDR Chest Pain â MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award (2020)
The award recognizes GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±âs commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart AssociationÂ® 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 ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approvalâ¢. GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± is fully accredited through 2022.
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±, 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 ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± Named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology for Seventh Consecutive Year
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± is one of only 65 hospitals (1 percent) in the U.S. to hold this designation.
LevelÂ III NeonatalÂ IntensiveÂ CareÂ UnitÂ (NICU)
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±âs Level III NICUÂ provides comprehensive, high-quality and family-centered care for critically ill or premature infants.Â
Orthopedics / Joint Replacement Center
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±Â Earns Blue DistinctionÂ® Center Designation for Quality in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery
¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±s 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 ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± Designated an Aetna Institute of QualityÂ® Orthopedic Care Facility
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± has been designated an Aetna Institute of QualityÂ® 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 ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± was selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.
The GW Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± Receives 2020 Get With The GuidelinesÂ®-Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Elite, andÂ Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award
The award from the American Heart AssociationÂ®/American Stroke AssociationÂ® is the highest stroke recognition possible. It recognizes GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±âs commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± has received two-year re-accreditation as aÂ Comprehensive Stroke CenterÂ from the Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± is one of only about four percent â 191 hospitals nationwide â to hold this distinction.Â Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center meansÂ the organization has met The Joint Commissionâs standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification, making it part of an elite group of providers focused on complex stroke care.
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± Receives 2019 Get With The GuidelinesÂ Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associationâs Get With The GuidelinesÂ 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 ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ±âs commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± Received Community Partnership Award from the National Kidney Foundation
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± 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.
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± Receives the Platinum Award from HRSA (2017)
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± 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 ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± Becomes Member of UNOS for Kidney Transplant (2014)
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± gained membership to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) for kidney transplants (2014).
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± Awarded Silver Medal of Honor
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± awarded Silver Medal of Honor by Washington Regional Transplant Community.
Trauma and Critical Care
GW ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± 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 ¸»Ó®²ÊÆ± is equipped to handle the most critically injured patients, and has met the highest standards for trauma care, education and research. (2019)