|The George Washington University Hospital|
|George Washington University|
The George Washington University Hospital in 2012
|Location||900 23rd Street NW, Washington, D.C., United States|
|Emergency department||Level I trauma center|
|Opened||1824 (August 23, 2002-current building)|
|Lists||Hospitals in Washington, D.C.|
The George Washington University Hospital is located in Washington, D.C. in the United States. It is affiliated with the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The current facility opened on August 23, 2002, with 371 beds in a 400,000 sq ft (37,200 m2) building, housing more than $45 million of medical equipment and costing over $96 million to construct. The hospital is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and accredited by the U.S. Joint Commission.
Founded in 1824 as a medical department in Columbian College (now called the George Washington University), the GW Medical School was the 11th in the nation[where?] and the first in the nation's capital.
At George Washington University, the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine was established in 1991. The department cares for nearly 85,000 patients each year, including serious injuries, as a Level 1 Trauma Center.
GW's Emergency Department consists of:
The George Washington University Hospital is an ACS verified Level I Trauma Center which is the highest level that a hospital can receive and means that GW is a comprehensive regional resource that is a tertiary care facility central to the trauma system. A Level I Trauma Center is capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury - from prevention through rehabilitation. GWUH receives the most critically injured trauma patients from Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia area, as well as hospital transfers from Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Trauma Team is in house 24 hours a day to respond to any trauma activations as well as trauma consults within the hospital. In 2018, the hospital was approved to construct a helipad after a many year battle to change a DC law prohibiting the construction of new helipads. The addition of this ability to receive helicopters greatly shortens the time needed to transfer critically ill patients from another hospital, or directly from an emergency scene, to receive the highest level of care for critically ill patients.
Elements of Level I Trauma Centers include:
GWUH is home to a comprehensive program for advanced treatment of heart disease and vascular disorders, noninvasive diagnostics, 24-hour Interventional Cardiologist and Cath Lab, cardiac catheterization, heart rhythm disorders and treatments and cardiovascular surgery. In conjunction with the Emergency Department, The District of Columbia Fire and EMS, Arlington Fire, Alexandria Fire, and Reagan National Airport Fire and EMS GW aggressively treats myocardial infarctions through the use of the "cath attack" program. When DCFEMS paramedics in the field recognize a patient experiencing a STEMI (ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction), they can transmit the ECG directly to the GWUH ED Physicians. This program allows patients experiencing ST elevation MI (STEMI) to many times bypass the ED and go directly to the cardiac catheterization lab thus significantly reducing the time to open the vessel. GWUH is one of only three hospitals in Washington, D.C., that has been designated for the EMS transport of patients with a STEMI.
GWUH is home to a Comprehensive Stroke Center offering 24-hour acute stroke services treating ischemic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes, and subarachnoid hemorrhages. Coverage for acute endovascular treatments, neurosurgical procedures, and thrombolytics is provided around the clock. Stroke care is provided via a team-based approach with teams composed of vascular neurologists, neurointerventionalists, neurosurgeons, intensivists, neuroradiologists, physiatrists, and other specialists as determined by patient requirements. GW hospital houses an acute rehabilitation unit, thus allowing stroke victims to receive all of their care in one location.
Kimberly Russo, MS was appointed chief executive officer of the George Washington University Hospital June 2016. Prior to this appointment, she served the as chief operating officer for the hospital since April 2009.. She also previously served as executive director of rehabilitation services. She holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, through a collaborative leadership program with Gallup, a Master of Science in speech language pathology from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science in speech language pathology and audiology from Illinois State University.
Nicole Dollison has been the chief operating officer since January 2017. Prior to that, she served as chief operating officer at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Florida. She holds a Master of Public Health Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Bruno Petinaux, MD has been the chief medical officer at GW Hospital since June 2017. He has also served as an emergency room physician at the hospital and is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
George Sprinkel was appointed chief financial officer in October 2015. Before joining GW Hospital, Sprinkel was the chief financial officer at Gateway Medical Center in Tennessee and other hospitals. He has a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Peggy Norton-Rosko has been the chief nursing officer since June 2018. Before GW Hospital, she was the senior vice president/system chief nursing officer at Centegra Health System. She has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Chamberlain University.
Tammy L. Razmic joined the George Washington University Hospital as chief financial officer in November 2013. She has more than 20 years experience in health care finance. Previously, she served as assistant vice president, associate administrator, and chief financial officer at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Prior to working at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, she served as the director of financial services/controller at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and also served as a vice president of financial services at Adventist HealthCare, Inc., in Rockville, Maryland. She previously worked at GW Hospital as a controller and as chief financial officer. She graduated from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas School of Business and Economics with a bachelor's degree in accounting and financial administration.
Gary Little, MD, FAAEM was named medical director of the George Washington University Hospital in March 2009. He is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center. Prior to coming on board as medical director, he was chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, Maryland.
Trent Crable, MBA, CPA, CHE was appointed Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director of the George Washington University Hospital in January 2009 after serving as interim CEO since June 2008. Previously he had served as the hospital's chief operating officer since May 2005.
Richard B. Becker, M.D. was named CEO/ managing director of the George Washington University Hospital after serving as interim CEO since March 1, 2004. He previously served as the hospital's medical director and was appointed August 1998.
Daniel P. McLean was appointed CEO and managed the hospital from August 8, 2000, until March, 2004.
Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D. served as CEO from 1997 to 2000.