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. 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 and the first in the nation’s capital.
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 DC 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.
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 & Cath Lab, cardiac catheterization, heart rhythm disorders and treatments, & cardiovascular surgery. In conjunction with the Emergency Department, The District of Columbia Fire & EMS, Arlington Fire, Alexandria Fire, and Reagan National Airport Fire & 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 DC 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 hemorrhage. Coverage for acute endovascular treatments, neurosurgical procedures, and thrombolytics is provided around the clock. Stroke care is provided via a team based approach including vascular neurologists, neurointerventionalists, neurosurgeons, intensivists, neuroradiologists, and physiatrists. GW hospital houses an acute rehabilitation unit allowing stroke victims to receive all of their care in one location. GW Hospital is one of only two hospitals in Washington DC to carry the distinction of a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Barry A. Wolfman, joined The George Washington University Hospital as CEO/Managing Director on April 23, 2012. With more than 25 years as a healthcare executive, Mr. Wolfman has served as a multi-system senior executive, hospital CEO and medical school board member. His most recent position was with Providence Health and Services, as Chief Executive at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. Prior to that, Mr. Wolfman was with Kaiser Permanente and in various capacities with Tenet Healthcare for more than 20 years. Mr. Wolfman holds a Master of Health Services Administration degree from The George Washington University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science, Management degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and completed the Kenan-Flagler Business School Advanced Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina.
Kimberly Russo, MS was appointed Chief Operating Officer of George Washington University Hospital effective April 1, 2009. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Russo served the hospital as Associate Administrator since August 2006, and previously 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.
Tammy L. Razmic, joined The George Washington University Hospital as Chief Financial Officer in November 2013. Tammy has more than 20 years experience in health care finance. Previously, Tammy served as Assistant Vice President, Associate Administrator and Chief Financial Officer at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Prior to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Tammy 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, MD. Tammy previously worked at GW Hospital as a Controller and as Chief Financial Officer. Tammy 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. Dr. Little is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center. Prior to coming on board as medical director, Dr. Little was chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md.
Rose A. Labriola, RN, BSN, MSN, Ed.D., is the Chief Nursing Officer at The George Washington University Hospital, having been in this position since September 2013. In her role as Chief Nursing Officer, Ms. Labriola is responsible for the division of Nursing and all professional nursing practices throughout the hospital. Ms. Labriola develops goals and strategies to ensure that care is provided at the highest levels that utilizes safe practices. Most recently, Ms. Labriola served as Vice President and Associate Chief Nurse Officer at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, TX. Ms. Labriola also served as Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services for the Frederick Regional Health System in Frederick, MD. and as Vice President of Patient Care Services at Milwaukee’s Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare System/St. Francis Hospital. Ms. Labriola earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing Administration at St. Xavier University in Chicago. She earned her Doctorate in Education at Northern Illinois University.
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. Dr. Becker had 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 - 2000.
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