MedStar Georgetown University Hospital | 20007 | MedStar Health
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For more than one hundred years, patients in the region have trusted us with their care from the basic to the most complex. The Verstandig Pavilion ensures we will continue to deliver world-class-care offering the latest medical advancements while remaining on the forefront of medicine.

Creating an environment of personalized care

At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, we’re committed to creating an environment of personalized care focused on the unique needs of our patients. Our physicians—many of them fellowship-trained—are nationally and internationally renowned for their expertise, as well as for their innovative approaches from diagnosis to treatments.

Ranked as one of the region’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, our highly-specialized and multidisciplinary teams provide a full range of medical and surgical services for patients with routine and complex diseases. In addition, MedStar Georgetown was the first hospital in Washington, D.C., to receive Magnet® recognition for demonstrating excellence in nursing care. Since then, we have been re-designated four times given our outstanding commitment and dedication to our patients from our world-class nursing staff.

As we continue caring for people and advancing health, we remain on the forefront of healthcare delivery with the opening of our new Verstandig Pavilion. Nearly 477,000 square feet, the Pavilion houses 31 state-of-the-art operating rooms, 32 private rooms in a modern and expanded Emergency department, 3 levels of underground parking, and 156 private patient rooms designed to support patients and their loved ones. When time is of the essence, a helipad atop the Pavilion enables direct and immediate access to the appropriate point of care.

Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, caring for the whole person, MedStar Georgetown is dedicated to focusing on the full needs of our patients and their families that go beyond their immediate healthcare needs and providing the comfort they need to help them heal. This philosophy empowers our associates to work together to provide holistic care, as well as a trusting and compassionate environment.

Centers of excellence and healthcare services

Awards and recognition

  • U.S. News and World Report
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center 
  • Magnet® Recognition for Excellence in Nursing 
  • National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons
  • Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence
  • Nationally Recognized in Maternity Care 
  • MedStar Georgetown Awarded FACT Accreditation
  • Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence
  • The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers
  • Apex Recognition for Commitment to Excellence in Respiratory Care by American Association for Respiratory Care
  • First Patient Blood Management Certification
  • Prism Award
  • Beacon Award
  • National Accreditation for Breast Center
  • National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence 
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence 
  • American College of Radiology Accredited Facility 

Visiting our hospital

Located right next to Georgetown University, our hospital is easily accessible by public transportation or by car. We offer two parking garages for patients and visitors, as well as limited valet parking and wheelchair assistance. View our parking directory.

Patient and visitor information

Providing a safe, comfortable environment for our patients, their loved ones, and our staff is essential to our commitment to delivering world-class care. Read about our up-to-date visitor policy, dining options, nearby hotel accommodations, and more.

Patient experience

Our commitment to our mission of providing physical and spiritual comfort to our patients and their families makes MedStar Georgetown a very special place to receive care. Learn more about what to expect when you visit us for care.


MedStar Health participates with most major health insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company to make sure your plan is covered.

Meet our leaders

The leaders of MedStar Georgetown are fully committed to supporting our mission of expert and compassionate patient care.

Meet our providers

Our physicians, many of them fellowship-trained, are nationally and internationally renowned for their expertise.

Commitment to Health Equity

Health inequities reflect a complex web of systemic factors that exist nationally and can negatively impact the health of historically marginalized communities.

We believe every person deserves an equal opportunity to achieve their highest level of health, and we will be bold in addressing health inequities impacting our communities by ensuring an inclusive experience, delivering high-quality and safe care equitably, and giving support to those who face social barriers to living their healthiest life possible.

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Explore our medical education opportunities

As an academic medical center, our hospital is committed to training the next generation of physicians and clinical leaders through our graduate medical education program. 

Neurology Residency Program

Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Family Medicine Residency

See a full list of our residency programs. 

See a full list of our fellowship programs