MedStar Georgetown Files Certificate of Need Application for New State-of-the-Art Medical and Surgical Pavilion

October 7, 2015



Washington, D.C., October 7, 2015 – MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has submitted a Certificate of Need (CON) application to the District of Columbia State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA) to move forward with a new $560 million state-of-the-art medical and surgical pavilion to be constructed next to the existing hospital.

The 477,000 square foot pavilion will house a new and modernized Emergency Department with the latest high-tech treatment bays, new operating rooms, surgical and critical care services, new intensive care beds with the latest IT capability, a rooftop helipad and the most advanced imaging services dedicated for emergency and critical care patients. Five levels of the building will be above ground and there will be three levels of underground parking. The project also allows for improved traffic patterns, landscaping and the creation of more green space on the hospital campus.

“This certificate of need is the next step in our journey to completing this much needed medical and surgical pavilion on the Georgetown campus,” said Richard Goldberg, MD, President, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  “Our goal is to build a medical and surgical pavilion that will meet the needs of our patients, families, staff and community not only today but for years into the future.”

MedStar Georgetown treats a number of complex diseases with services that are not offered at other area hospitals.  For example, the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI) is one of the largest liver and kidney transplant centers in the region with outcomes that exceed the national average. Our well-established kidney transplant program has extensive experience in transplanting even highly-sensitized patients using state-of-the-art technology and is home to an active and growing paired kidney exchange program, giving patients who are otherwise untransplantable, the option of receiving a kidney from a living donor.   The MGTI’s Transplant Center for Children is the only facility of its type in the Washington, D.C. region. 

Among our Centers of Excellence are national designations in neurosciences and cancer. 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 accredited center designated as such by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the D.C. area and offers not only a variety of standard oncology treatments but also advanced treatments for complex and difficult to treat cancers, and access to a long list of the latest clinical trials. 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 life-saving treatment options not otherwise available in our region.

To build the new pavilion, MedStar Georgetown has assembled an expert team with extensive local and national experience with conception and construction of similar large projects.  The Clark Construction Group has been providing preconstruction services. Trammell Crow Company (TCC) has been providing development management services, HKS Architects is leading the design of the building’s interior and Shalom Baranes Associates (SBA) is the exterior design architect.  These firms have unmatched experience in the development, design and construction of healthcare and other large-scale projects.

In addition to constructing the new facility, the existing building will undergo renovations to certain medical and surgical services to achieve more efficient overall hospital operations.

“This exciting new medical and surgical pavilion represents one of the most significant reinvestments in our organization and is absolutely critical to our ability to continue to provide high level, world class care to a community that has depended on us for decades. We continue to work actively and collaboratively with the community and with Georgetown University through the Georgetown Community Partnership so that the result is a top-rate facility that meets a shared vision for the future,” Goldberg said.

The positive economic impact to the District of Columbia is estimated at $1.2 billion.

The targeted completion date is 2020.

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