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Program areas at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's largest program is the provision of acute hospital services to the communities of the northwest Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas. In addition to the program service expenses listed above, MedStar Georgetown incurred $233.0M of management and general expenses in providing services to its communities. MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplantation, cancer and gastroenterology. The hospital is one of a few centers in the world providing living-donor liver transplantation. MedStar Georgetown's neurosciences program is recognized as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. MedStar Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 41 centers in the U.S., and the only one designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C. MedStar Georgetown was the first hospital in Washington, D.C. to attain Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and one of only 71 hospitals nationwide to achieve three magnet designations (2004, 2008, 2014). As one of the largest healthcare systems in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar Health and its affiliated entities cared for one in four COVID-19 patients in the region since March 2020. Operating as One MedStar and aligning with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local Departments of Health, MedStar Health's COVID-19 preparations and response were guided by two critical drivers: providing a safe care environment for patients and associates and ensuring operational continuity to fulfill our core mission of caring for our communities. These efforts included adding hospital beds in preparation for patient surges; balancing hospital admissions by using urgent care sites as frontline providers and facilitating telehealth interactions for virtual care and referrals; utilizing home health services to transition care from inpatient settings, ambulatory facilities, and a convention center field hospital; and standing up more than 40 COVID-19 testing locations. Underlying these actions is MedStar Health's commitment to the highest levels of quality and safety, reflected by the systemwide implementation of universal face masking for patients and associates, and acquisition of Personal Protective Equipment at usage levels 10 times normal use.
Medstar Georgetown University hospital provided $5.0m in charity care services in fiscal year 2020. Charity care is provided pursuant to Medstar healths financial assistance policy to members of The community whose income is below certain thresholds and for which The hospital is not compensated.
Medstar Georgetown University hospital provided $82.4m in health professions education in fiscal year 2020. This category includes training in graduate Medical education, and education for physicians, Medical students, nurses, and other health professions.