- Named #1 hospital in the Washington, D.C., region, acknowledging our leadership in the areas of cancer, gastroenterology, neurosciences, and transplant.
- The first hospital in Washington, D.C., to earn the coveted Magnet® status for excellence in nursing, which translates to the highest level of nursing care available.
- The Transplant Center for Children is the only facility of its type in the Washington, D.C., area.
- MedStar Georgetown is the only National Parkinson Foundation Designated Center of Excellence in the District of Columbia.
- The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Washington, D.C., area (among only 49 in the country).
- The Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant program is the only adult academic program of its kind in the Washington, D.C., area. Patients have access to lifesaving treatment options not otherwise available in our region.
The 477,213-square-foot Medical/Surgical Pavilion will house:
- 156 private patient rooms
- 32 state-of-the-art operating rooms, including a new intraoperative MRI Suite
- New emergency department with 32 private rooms
- Rooftop helipad with direct access to the emergency department and operating rooms
- Three levels of underground parking
In the Pavilion we will elevate transplant care by designating operating rooms with transplant-specific technology and capabilities, to include:
- A state-of-the-art surgical ICU and 30-room IMC to support both pre- and post-transplant patients.
- Patient rooms designed for patient and family comfort.
- A virtual center for living donation to support organ donor and recipient families and recognize their sacrifice appropriately.
Thomas Fishbein, MD
Executive Director, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute
Director, Liver Transplantation and the Center for Liver and Pancreas Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Georgetown University
The Medical/Surgical Pavilion will dramatically increase the capabilities and amenities of our surgical department to include:
- Latest in medical innovation, technologies, and procedures.
- Minimally invasive and robotic surgeries, allowing for better outcomes and shorter recovery times.
- 32 spacious surgical rooms will span two floors, with most designed as ‘universal’ operating rooms, equipped to handle both common and complex surgical cases for all patient types.
- Improved efficiency and patient safety with on-site radiography and surgical pathology to analyze specimens in real time.
Bobby Kalantar, MD
Chief of Spine Surgery and Orthopaedics MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
The emergency department currently treats 36,000 patients per year, 5,000 of which are residents of the surrounding community. In the next ten years, studies demonstrate that our emergency department volume will naturally grow to approximately 42,000 annual visits.
With the construction of the new pavilion, the emergency department will approximately double in size from 14,000 to 27,000 square feet, expanding our capability to provide lifesaving trauma and emergency care when every minute counts.
As a part of reducing traffic volume and minimizing our environmental footprint, MedStar Georgetown has streamlined services and relocated full-time associates and outpatient services to off-campus sites, resulting in a reduction of approximately 72,000 annual visits to this campus by patients, families, and associates.
A rooftop helipad with direct access to the emergency department will be constructed to address community concerns about noise and ambulances.