Awards and Recognitions

U.S. News and World Report

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is rated as high performing in eight adult specialties and two procedures and conditions by U.S. News and World Report. MedStar Georgetown is in the top 10% of all hospitals in the nation to offer the adult specialties.

Adult Specialties

  • Cancer
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pulmonology and Lung Surgery
  • Urology

Procedure and Conditions

  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
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Newsweek Best Maternity Hospitals

MedStar Georgetown has been nationally recognized as one of the Best Maternity Care Hospitals in the United States by Newsweek and The Leapfrog Group. The list recognizes facilities that have excellence in providing care to mothers, newborns, and their families as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. MedStar Georgetown is the only Hospital in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, MD., and Fairfax County, VA., to earn this ranking.


Magnet Nursing Status

We are the first hospital in Washington, DC, to receive Magnet nursing status. This prestigious award places our nursing team among the top 2% in the nation. Award received since 2004. Learn more.



First Patient Blood Management Certification

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in the United States to receive a prestigious recognition of excellence in patient blood management.

The certification provides a third-party review and evaluation of patient blood management, based on AABB Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program. AABB is an international association of professionals working in transfusion and cellular therapies. This certification is an evidence-based approach to providing the best care to patients who might need transfusions. Learn More.

Award received in March 2017.

 AMSN PRISM Award 2017 - 2020 Recipient

Prism Award

The PRISM Award provides special recognition to the exemplary practice of medical-surgical units. It is co-sponsored by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB).

Our C6-2 inpatient medical/surgical unit is the first unit in the District of Columbia to receive this prestigious honor. Learn More.

 AACN Beacon Award for Excellence

Beacon Award

Three units at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital have been recognized with the Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN): C4-2 Medical ICU, C4-3 Surgical Transplant ICU and 4East Intermediate Care Unit.

A Beacon Award is given to a unit that proves to have a positive and supportive work environment. It is awarded to units that demonstrate collaboration between colleagues and leaders, high morale and low turnover. Beacon awardees set the standard for excellence in patient care environments by collecting and using evidence-based information to improve patient outcomes and patient and staff satisfaction. Learn More.


National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Our Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 47 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation and the only one in the Washington, DC, area. Award received since 1974. Learn more.

2015 QP Commision On Cancer Accredited Program  

National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

As an CoC-accredited cancer center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases. Learn more

FACT Accreditation  

MedStar Georgetown Awarded FACT Accreditation 

Our Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program (BMT), home to the nation’s largest stem cell collection facility, is now accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). Learn more


MedStar Georgetown Recognized for Expertise in Treatment of Pancreatic Diseases

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is proud to be one of 30 centers in the United States and the only facility in the Washington, D.C. area, recognized for the care of people with pancreatic diseases by the National Pancreas Foundation. Learn more


NAPBC® National Accreditation Program for Breast Center

Dedicated to improving the quality of care and monitoring for patients with diseases of the breast.

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is a consortium of national, professional organizations focused on breast health and dedicated to the improvement of quality care and outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast through evidence-based standards and patient and professional education. The NAPBC strategically built its leadership by inviting leaders from the major disciplines that routinely work together to diagnose and treat breast disease to become part of the consortium. Working toward one goal, this multidisciplinary group formed the NAPBC Board that mutually defined 28 program standards and 17 program components of care that collectively provide the most efficient and contemporary care available for patients diagnosed with diseases of the breast. Learn more.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Our Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center earned the American College of Radiology (ACR) designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Learn more.

Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence

Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence

We are the only hospital in DC designated as a Parkinson's Foundation center of excellence.


MedStar Georgetown Radiology is a CT, MRI, Ultrasound, PET, Nuclear Medicine and Mammography ACR Accredited Facility!

When you see the gold seal of accreditation, you can rest assured that our facility will meet the highest level of patient safety standards and image quality.

Why? Because it means that our facility and personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Among patients and physicians alike, ACR accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging.


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes MedStar Georgetown's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. Award received in 2010. Learn more.


MedStar Georgetown Earned the Silver Performance Achievement Award for Stroke Care

The Stroke Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has been recognized for its commitment, success and achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The GuidelinesSM program. Award received in 2009. Learn more.

Washingtonian 'Top Doctors'

View the list of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's doctors listed in Washingtonian's 2015 'Top Doctors' list. Award received in 2015. Learn more.


Northern Virginia Magazine 'Top Doctors' 2010

Once again, many of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's doctors are listed on Northern Virginia Magazine's 'top-rated' doctors and hospitals list. Award received in 2010. Learn more.


Elite "Baby-Friendly" Designation Awarded to MedStar Georgetown

A new "Baby-Friendly" hospital is born as MedStar Georgetown University Hospital joins an elite group of birth facilities to obtain "Baby-Friendly" designation. MedStar Georgetown is the first hospital in the DC Metro area to receive this coveted award. Award received in February 2012.


Most Breastfeeding-friendly Facility

We are the "most breastfeeding-friendly facility" in Washington as recognized by the DC Breastfeeding Coalition. Award received since 2008.