Awards and accreditation
U.S. News & World Report
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 50 cancer programs for 2022-2023. We are the only nationally ranked cancer program in the Washington, D.C. region.
U.S. News & World Report has also recognized MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as high performing in the following five specialty services and for the treatment of the following six conditions and procedures. High Performing in each of these categories means that MedStar Georgetown is in the top 10 percent of the thousands of hospitals across the country that were analyzed by U.S. News & World Report.
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
- Neurology & neurosurgery
- Pulmonology & lung surgery
Conditions and procedures:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Colon cancer surgery
- Kidney failure
- Lung cancer surgery
Magnet Nursing Status
MedStar Georgetown was the first hospital in the nation's capital to achieve Magnet® Recognition, a prestigious status granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for demonstrating excellence in nursing care, innovative professional nursing practice, and nursing satisfaction. We were successfully re-designated in 2008, 2013, and 2018. We are proud to be part of the elite community of Magnet-recognized hospitals, which represent fewer than eight percent of hospitals across the nation.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only comprehensive cancer center in the Washington, D.C., area. NCI recognizes centers with this distinction that meet rigorous standards and excel in laboratory science, clinical research and population-based programs, along with robust translational research that bridges these areas. It also demonstrates expansive public education and outreach capabilities which focus on the community. Award received since 1974.
MedStar Georgetown Named One of the Best Maternity Care Hospitals in the U.S.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has been named one of the Best Maternity Hospitals in 2022 by Newsweek magazine and Statista Inc., a world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. MedStar Georgetown is among an elite group of hospitals from across the country and the only hospital in the District of Columbia to meet this standard of excellence and earn this recognition. This is the third time in recent years that MedStar Georgetown has been recognized with this distinction.
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.
MedStar Georgetown receives stroke care award and recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
MedStar Georgetown is proud to announce it has received the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. MedStar Georgetown has received this recognition for the last several years and this year, the hospital attained new recognition – the Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Achievement Award.
This recognition is presented by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to recognize the hospital for its continued success in using the Get With The Guidelines program and applying evidenced-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes.
First Patient Blood Management Certification
MedStar Georgetown the first hospital in the United States to receive a prestigious recognition of excellence in patient blood management by The Joint Commission and AABB.
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.
Award received in 2017.
The Premier Recognition in the Specialty of Med-Surg (PRISM) Award provides special recognition to the medical-surgical units that consistently demonstrate exceptional nursing practice, effective leadership, a healthy practice environment, and evidence-based, positive clinical outcomes. 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.
Beacon AwardFive units at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital have been recognized with the Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to include the Thoracic Intermediate Care Unit (IMC), the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and two other IMCs. These units have been recognized for showcasing exceptional patient care and a healthy work environment. 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.
MedStar Georgetown Awarded FACT AccreditationOur Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy Program , home to the nation’s largest stem cell collection facility, is the only full-service, adult Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)-accredited program in the Washington, D.C., region for allogeneic transplantation, autologous transplantation, and cellular immunotherapy. The accreditation is a result of our commitment to quality patient care and meeting comprehensive and rigorous standards in cellular therapy set forth by the Foundation.
National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons
As a CoC-accredited cancer center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases and prove to offer the full continuum of cancer care--from prevention to survivorship and end-of-life care—while addressing both survival and quality of life.
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
Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence
We are the only hospital in Washington, D.C., designated as a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence, the most respected and sought-after designation for movement disorders. As a Center of Excellence, we provide patients with the highest standards of care worldwide, advance research to provide those with Parkinson’s disease a better life, and patient education programs, community outreach programs, and specialized training for healthcare professionals
Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence
As a Huntington’s Disease Society of American Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence, we provide patients with high-quality, comprehensive care, access to clinical research, and an elite multidisciplinary team approach to care.
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Cheack Mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers
This certification proves our dedication to progressive and innovative, patient-centric stroke care involving a highly-skilled and coordinated team of experts and our commitment to evaluating and evolving patient care at every touch point in the stroke care continuum. Award received January 2018.
NAPBC® National Accreditation Program for Breast Center
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)-accredited breast centers are dedicated to improving the quality of care and monitoring for patients with diseases of the breast and provide patients with a comprehensive, team approach to care, state-of-the-art services and treatments, information about clinical trials, and access to prevention and early detection program, cancer education, and support services.
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.
Accredited by the American College of Radiology
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.
Designated as a "Baby-Friendly" Hospital by Baby Friendly USA
MedStar Georgetown was the first hospital in the D.C. Metro area to receive this coveted award. Hospitals that receive this prestigious international award have undergone a rigorous on-site survey and demonstrate that they have correctly integrated the “Ten Steps To Successful Breastfeeding” into their practice. Award received in February 2012.