The George Washington University Hospital

71%

Patients that would definitely recommend
1% higher than the national average


The George Washington University Hospital is a medical facility located in Washington, DC. This hospital has been recognized for Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™, General Surgery Excellence Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

4 ratings were worse than expected

9 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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67%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
2% lower than the national average

71%

Would definitely recommend
1% higher than the national average

The George Washington University Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%77%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%73%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%60%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%85%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%49%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%59%66%

The George Washington University Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%51%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%65%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. McArthur was thorough, professional & caring. Welcomed my questions & listened.

Jul 25 2021

Review for Dr. McArthur

Charles L. Shumate Jul 23 2021

Review for Dr. Bajoghli

Dr. Merlo and his staff were very professional and courteous during my recent visit for an extraction. The treatment was surprisingly smooth with very little discomfort before and after the procedure. Dr. Merlo provided clear answers to my questions and a helpful proposal for a follow-up process.

Jul 23 2021

Review for Dr. Merlo

Colonoscopy was extremely harsh. Don’t know if it’s her or me? But People I talked to and articles I read is telling me that it should be that harsh. It is possible that she wasn’t gentle and push forward like she would for sedated patients.

CW Jul 22 2021

Review for Dr. Lattimer

Since coming to meet Dr, Haines, he made me feel like he knew how to fix my problem and I felt confident that he would be able to repair my back.

Corey M. Jul 21 2021

Review for Dr. Haines

Location

The George Washington University Hospital

900 23rd St Nw, Washington, DC 20037

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