Who We Are

A Renowned Hospital with a Place in History and a Vision for the Future

Founded in 1898, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is one of the oldest academic teaching hospitals in the national capital region. We have been affiliated with Georgetown University School of Medicine for over a century. Today, we continue to make history through world-class patient care, clinical training, and research.

In 2004, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital became the first hospital in Washington, D.C. to achieve Magnet® Recognition, a prestigious status granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Inclusion in the Magnet® Recognition Program reflects our demonstrated excellence in nursing care, innovative professional nursing practice, and nursing satisfaction. Our nurses and expert physicians have a national reputation for medical excellence. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is ranked as the #1 hospital in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region by U.S. News and World Report.

The Jesuit principle of cura personalis, or caring for the whole person, guides all that we do. Cura Personalis reminds us that we may not always be able to cure, but we must always strive to comfort. This mission is what sets us apart and makes MedStar Georgetown University Hospital a special place to work. We offer cutting-edge care in a compassionate, patient-centered environment.

Our non-profit, 609-bed facility in Northwest Washington, D.C. has expanded along with our acute-care, teaching, and clinical research efforts. As an academic medical center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is committed not only to promoting the health of our community, but to training the next generation of clinical leaders. Through clinical research efforts, we are pioneering groundbreaking new treatments.

We are backed by the strength and stability of a regional health system – MedStar Health. Because we are part of the mid-Atlantic’s largest healthcare provider, our clinical staff enjoy many opportunities for professional growth and advancement in the Washington-Baltimore metro area.

 

  • New look, same passion: An early 1900’s graduating class of Georgetown University nurses
  • New look, same passion: Today’s MedStar Georgetown council members
  • Cutting-edge care, then and now: A newly invented pressure apparatus gifted to Georgetown University Hospital in 1935
  • Cutting-edge care, then and now: A patient receiving treatment in a modern hyperbaric chamber
  • An unwavering commitment to surgical advancement: Early 1900’s students observing a procedure
  • An unwavering commitment to surgical advancement: Our nationally-renowned surgeons at work
  • Devotion to patient comfort, spanning a century: A 1909 Georgetown University Hospital emergency room
  • Devotion to patient comfort, spanning a century: A 21st century patient room at MedStar Georgetown

Historical images courtesy of the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov and Georgetown University Library, library.georgetown.edu.