Georgetown University Hospital was founded in 1898 to promote health through education, research and patient care. This mission has been shaped by and reflects Georgetown's Catholic, Jesuit identity and heritage. Now part of the MedStar network, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's clinical services represent one of the largest healthcare delivery networks in the area.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is consistently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. MedStar Georgetown is the first hospital in the district to be awarded "Magnet Status" by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This coveted international award earned by healthcare organizations providing the best nursing care and practices has only been achieved by fewer than two percent of hospitals nationwide.
Some of the specialty areas in which we've been ranked in recent years include neurosciences, gastroenterology, gynecology, orthopaedics and urology. The Lombardi Comprehensive Care Center is the only facility in the Washington, D.C. area designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Comprehensive Care Center.
Georgetown's Transplant Institute is ranked among the best in the mid-Atlantic region by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients for liver transplant outcomes and is one of few centers in the country to provide living-donor liver transplants. Additionally, MedStar Georgetown is the first on the East Coast and the sixth in the nation to offer the CyberKnife, the latest in stereotactic radiosurgery to treat tumors and lesions of the brain, neck and spine.