Building Medical Excellence: The Verstandig Pavilion at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Building Medical Excellence: The Verstandig Pavilion at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Building Medical Excellence: The Verstandig Pavilion at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

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Gratitude Matters

This extraordinary new facility will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve the quality of health care for generations to come, and advance groundbreaking research on the most important medical issues of today and tomorrow.

Partnering for excellence

Serving today’s and tomorrow’s clinicians, patients, neighbors, and friends—a forward-thinking partnership is working together to bring this exciting project to fruition; MedStar Georgetown, Georgetown University, generous philanthropic investors from the community, and global constituents.

This a world-class academic medical center will be built on a foundation of three essential pillars: excellent clinical care, a strong foundation in education, and leading-edge research. Our goal is to provide a new level of excellence with the patient care experience through an entirely new, innovative medical facility.

Improving the patient care experience

Specializing in transplantation, orthopedics, neurosciences, and surgical services, the Verstandig Pavilion will support cutting-edge advancements in medical technology to sharpen our focus on providing exceptional care.

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Advancing medicine and patient care delivery

  • 477,213 square feet
  • 156 private patient rooms
  • 31 state-of-the-art operating rooms, including a new intraoperative MRI suite
  • 32 private exam rooms in a new emergency department
  • One rooftop helipad with direct access to the emergency department and operating rooms
  • Three levels of underground parking

Our philanthropic partners

Transformational $50 million philanthropic gift to support new medical/surgical pavilion from Grant Verstandig and the Verstandig Family Foundation

“We are incredibly grateful to Grant Verstandig for his generous support of MedStar Health and in particular, for making this naming gift to the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Medical/Surgical Pavilion.”
—Kenneth A. Samet, President and Chief Executive Officer of MedStar Health.

A distinguished philanthropist endows chair and gives to new Medical/Surgical Pavilion

“Philanthropic investments like Mr. D’Aniello’s accelerate the advancement of medicine, inspire our caregivers, and help ensure a future of promise and hope for our patients and their families.”
—Mike Sachtleben, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Washington Region, MedStar Health, and president, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

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A visionary partnership, inspired by gratitude

“This gift is intended to promote the life-changing work that MedStar Georgetown clinicians perform each day.”
Ambassador Stuart Bernstein

Philantropic partners

Generous gift helps make new pavilion a reality

Their gift will have a real and lasting impact on our patients, caregivers, and the communities we serve for generations to come.
Michael Sachtleben, president of MedStar Georgetown

Read Jeff and Joan Ferrill’s Story

$5 million gift to advance new Medical/Surgical Pavilion and Georgetown Scholars Program

“Claire and Tom have always cared deeply about the community in which they live. Their support and philanthropic leadership will make a significant difference in the lives of our patients and first-generation Georgetown students."
—Kenneth A. Samet, President and CEO of MedStar Health

Philanthropic partners

Commitment to patient care leads to million dollar gift

“With Neil and Emily leading the way, the pavilion will be the flagship healthcare building in the nation’s capital, giving our patients and our world-class physicians a world-class facility to call home.”
—Michael Sachtleben, president of MedStar Georgetown

Read Neil and Emily Kishter’s Story

Philanthropic partners

Philanthropic investment supports endowment

“We believe that every person deserves access to the kind of superior medical care we have experienced here firsthand. Through our philanthropic support, we hope to grow the hospital’s lifesaving efforts.”
—Richard Marriott

Largest single gift to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital catalyzes new Medical/Surgical Pavilion campaign

“Allan and I have been impressed by their perpetual drive to advance the future of medicine, scholarly achievement, and access to care for all. We hope our gift for the new pavilion will encourage others to support it as they can.” - Shelley Holt

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Designing the future of patient care

In the spirit of cura personalis—care of the whole person—MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is committed to providing the best possible experience for patients, families, and visitors—as well as for our physicians and associates.

Advancing the treatment and care of neurological disorders

To ensure seamless transitions as patients improve through their care continuum, the space will include:

  • Intensive care unit

  • Medical/surgical unit

  • Intermediate care unit

Transplant experience that changes lives

Operating rooms designed with transplant-specific technology will elevate transplant care.

  • A state-of-the-art surgical intensive care unit and 30-room intermediate care unit will support both pre- and post-transplant patients

  • Patient rooms will be designed for patient and family comfort

  • A virtual center for living donation will support organ donor and recipient families and recognize their sacrifice appropriately

Investing in the future of medical excellence

Your philanthropic investment will help fully realize this opportunity to improve the quality of health care for generations, and advance groundbreaking research to deliver tomorrow’s treatments, today.

To partner with us and to learn more, contact the Office of Philanthropy at 202-444-0721.