Building Medical Excellence

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Building Medical Excellence H E A L I N G , E D U C AT I O N , S E RV I C E , A N D D I S C O V E RY AT T H E N E W M E D I C A L / S U R G I C A L PAV I L I O N

Dear friends, Every day at Georgetown University Medical Center, our caregivers, instructors, students, and

researchers work in concert to heal, teach, serve, and discover. Always at the forefront, we have earned an international reputation for excellence and leadership.

Underpinning this success is the long-standing partnership between Georgetown University

Medical Center and MedStar Health. This collaboration brings together MedStar Georgetown

University Hospital with Georgetown’s School of Medicine, School of Nursing & Health Studies, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Biomedical Graduate Research and Education programs.

Together, we train the next generation of providers and scientists—and bring innovative therapies from the laboratory to the patient bedside.

And now, with the construction of a new medical/surgical pavilion, we are working jointly to

develop a world-class facility that will transform the way we deliver personalized care, deploy new technologies, and meet the needs of families across our region and beyond.

Once complete, our new pavilion won’t just enhance the patient experience. It will accelerate healing and hope for patients and their loved ones.

We invite you to partner with us and build the future of medical excellence. Your philanthropic

investment in this project will ensure our patients continue to have access to lifesaving discoveries and the very best patient care for generations to come. With gratitude,

Kenneth A. Samet, FACHE

John J. DeGioia

President and Chief Executive Officer,

President, Georgetown University

MedStar Health

We heal. We teach. We serve. We discover.

For more than a century, Georgetown University Medi-

world-class academic health and science center: top-

better ways to prevent, detect, and treat disease.

public service, and cutting-edge research.

cal Center has been a trusted leader in finding new and

notch clinical care, a strong foundation in education,

Today—ever-strengthened by the partnership between

The pavilion will unite all four for maximum impact. It will

tal has become a national and international destination,

integrate the latest medical and technological advanc-

Georgetown University and MedStar Health—our hospiwith more and more patients entrusting us with their

care. But our facility is aging. It’s time to modernize. The construction of our new medical/surgical pavilion

is key to our extraordinary future. This transformational facility will focus on four essential elements of a

provide the optimal surgical and clinical environment to es, enabling us to deliver treatments rarely available elsewhere. Expanding our footprint, meanwhile, will

allow us to enhance our presence as a leader in cancer, transplant, orthopaedics, neurosciences, and surgical disciplines.


Expanding world-class care The pavilion will allow us to expand on our specialty services for complex diseases—therapies and discoveries not possible at other area hospitals. It will mark a significant step forward in delivering the health care our neighbors deserve while offering nationally recognized expertise. Some of our many highlights: • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital was named the #1 hospital in the Washington, D.C., region,

recognizing our leadership in cancer, gastroenterology, neuroscience, and transplant services.

• We were the first hospital in Washington, D.C.,

to earn the coveted Magnet® status for excellence in nursing, the highest level of nursing care available.

• The Transplant Center for Children is the only facility of its type in the Washington, D.C., area.

• MedStar Georgetown is the only National Parkinson

• The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Compre-

hensive Cancer Center in the Washington, D.C., area and offers advanced clinical trials for patients failing standard treatment.

• The Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant

program is the only adult academic program of its kind in the Washington, D.C., area, offering patients access to lifesaving treatment options.

Foundation Designated Center of Excellence in the District of Columbia.

A footprint that will let us flourish The new medical/surgical pavilion will resolve the clinical and operational challenges inherent in a hospital constructed more than 70 years ago.

So much has changed—and state-of-the-art therapies, technology, and equipment require a larger footprint

to achieve the best patient outcomes. Our capabilities and amenities are also critical tools when it comes to

attracting, training, and retaining best-in-class students, researchers, physicians, and nurses.

That’s why we’ve developed ambitious plans for a facility that will meet our needs today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

The estimated 477,000-square-foot medical/surgical pavilion will house:

• 156 private patient rooms

• 32 state-of-the-art operating rooms, including a new intraoperative MRI Suite

• A new emergency department with 33 private rooms • A rooftop helipad with direct access to the emergency department and operating rooms

• Three levels of underground parking

The project is slated for completion in 2022, with a total projected cost of $567 million. We are seeking philanthropic investments of $200 million.



Designing the future of patient care In the spirit of cura personalis—care of the whole person—Georgetown University Medical Center is committed to providing the best possible experience for patients and their loved ones, as well as for our clinicians, researchers, and students.

Creating a healing environment

Strengthening world-class specialty and

our providers and community members. Natural light

The new pavilion will advance MedStar Georgetown

The pavilion design reflects thoughtful guidance from and water elements will help create a warm, soothing

environment that reduces patient anxiety, especially in signature spaces like the atrium and family lounges.

Historic Georgetown elements—cobblestone sidewalks, brick storefronts, and row homes—will serve as visual landmarks to guide patients and visitors.

This project will nearly double the amount of surrounding green space, enhancing campus and community life.

Landscaping will improve pedestrian access and reflect

the surrounding neighborhood’s stately elegance. A new green space in front of St. Mary’s Hall and the medical/ surgical pavilion will provide an inviting place for stu-

dents, associates, and the public to gather and relax.

surgical care

University Hospital’s world-renowned expertise across a number of services and specialties. General surgery, oncology, and gastroenterology are just a few of the

services that will benefit from the pavilion’s new surgical floors.

Featuring 32 spacious surgical rooms spanning two

floors, the facility will support the latest medical innova-

tions, including minimally invasive and robotic surgeries, to improve outcomes and shorten recovery times. In

addition to “universal” ORs equipped to handle the full spectrum of surgical cases, the new suite will improve efficiency and patient safety with on-site radiography and surgical pathology.

A new courtyard entrance to the university campus

Advancing the treatment and care of neurological

a prominent new gateway to both the Georgetown

Georgetown University Medical Center is a leader in

on Reservoir Road will welcome visitors and establish University campus and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.



researching and treating Parkinson’s disease, as well as other neurological disorders such as epilepsy and complex conditions related to the spine and back.

In the new pavilion, we will treat patients across the

options. The institute’s partnership with Georgetown Uni-

highly specialized nursing care and social workers

of progressive research protocols much faster.

spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders, providing sensitive to the unique needs of neurology patients and their families. The space will include an intensive care

unit (ICU), a medical/surgical unit, and an intermediate

care unit (IMC) to ensure seamless transitions as patients move along the care continuum.

Transplant experience that changes lives

One of the largest of its kind, the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute gives patients suffering from organ failure rare access to a range of pioneering transplant

versity researchers allows us to offer patients a portfolio

In the new pavilion, we will elevate our multidisciplinary transplant care by designating operating rooms with

transplant-specific technology and capabilities. A special 12-bed transplant ICU and 30-room IMC will support both pre- and post-transplant patients, and patient

rooms will prioritize comfort. We also seek to establish a virtual center for living donation to support organ donor and recipient families, and to appropriately recognize their sacrifice.

The expectations for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital are extremely high. We have many really spectacular surgeons and surgical practices here. The additional operative rooms with the redesigned facilities will be absolutely incredible. ­— MATTHEW COOPER, MD, DIRECTOR, KIDNEY AND PANCREAS TRANSPLANTATION MEDSTAR GEORGETOWN TRANSPLANT INSTITUTE


Training and research for a healthier tomorrow Across its School of Medicine, School of Nursing & Health Studies, Biomedical Graduate Research

Organization, and the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University is dedicated to innovative health education and discovery, on campus and beyond. Building skills through hands-on experience

Advancing our research enterprise

edgeable, ethical, and compassionate physicians, clini-

the technology behind the HPV (human papillomavirus)

We educate a diverse student body to become knowlcians, scientists, policy makers, and leaders. Guided by the Jesuit tradition, our programs provide experi-

ential learning opportunities and prioritize the care of others and the health needs of our society.

Whether through controlled simulations or in-the-

field internships, Georgetown students get hands-on

experience that prepares them to take thoughtful and decisive action throughout their careers.

From inventing the full-body CT scanner to co-creating vaccine, Georgetown has a rich history of ground-

breaking discovery. We take a multi-layer approach— supporting early-stage exploration, cultivating young

researchers, and leading the way toward new technologies and therapies.

The new pavilion will be essential in attracting talented students and scientists—and in bringing discoveries to the patient bedside.

The new Medical/Surgical Pavilion will have a tremendous impact for our medical and nursing students by providing access to state-of-the-art technologies and expanded space in the heart of our campus to further strengthen our dedication to connecting clinical research, specialized training, and bedside care. ­— EDWARD B. HEALTON, MD, MPH, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR HEALTH SCIENCES AND EXECUTIVE DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE


Community benefit— within and beyond our walls At Georgetown University Medical Center, we continue to work alongside the community to meet the needs of our patients, our hospital, and our neighbors. Throughout the planning process, our senior project team has

held and attended meetings with community leaders, organizations, and residents, extending opportunities for input and collaboration.

Next-level emergency care

We know that the medical/surgical pavilion will be a

pioneering investment, not only on the hospital campus—but in the urgent, essential work of improving

emergency care in Washington, D.C. It will profoundly benefit the residents of Georgetown and the larger metropolitan region.

Tens of thousands of patients from our community

seek emergency and medical care at MedStar Georgetown. The emergency department (ED) currently treats 36,000 patients per year, including 5,000 residents of

the surrounding community—and studies show that our ED volume will naturally grow to approximately 42,000 annual visits within 10 years.

The new pavilion will approximately double the size of

A thoughtful approach to impact

Seeking to reduce traffic volume and minimize our

environmental footprint, MedStar Georgetown University

Hospital has streamlined services and relocated full-time

associates and outpatient services to off-campus sites— changes that will eliminate approximately 72,000 annual visits to this campus by patients, families, and associ-

ates. The pavilion project also will include a rooftop helipad with direct access to the ED to address community concerns about noise and ambulances.

Finally, the new medical/surgical pavilion will have the capacity and infrastructure to accommodate sudden

influxes of patients should the Washington, D.C., area

experience a natural disaster, act of terrorism, disease outbreak, or other mass-casualty event.

our ED, from 14,000 to 27,000 square feet, expanding

our ability to provide lifesaving trauma and emergency care when every minute counts.


Investing in the future of medical excellence The new medical/surgical pavilion will dramatically

transform the landscape and patient care at Georgetown University Medical Center. Its successful completion will require partnerships with philanthropic investors who share our ambitious vision and goals for the future of health care.

Your philanthropic investment will allow us to fully realize this opportunity to improve the quality of care for generations of patients, train the clinicians of tomorrow, and accelerate our groundbreaking research.


We invite you to partner with us to transform health care. To learn more, visit or contact us at

Whether it’s the most complex vascular reconstruction or biliary surgery, this new Medical/Surgical Pavilion is really going to fit into the vision of the future of transplantation. We train the leaders of tomorrow, both nationally and internationally, and produce the leaders of medicine that have an impact throughout the world. —THOMAS FISHBEIN, MD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MEDSTAR GEORGETOWN TRANSPLANT INSTITUTE