Year Established: 1898
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring... more for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
Without going into great detail regarding why I felt the need to visit the ER, while there, I was treated rather poorly. I felt rushed, and my symptoms and complaints were dismissed. I was basically given... more two Tylenol capsules, some crackers and apple juice, and was sent home as if I had a clean bill of health. Reminiscent of an elementary school nurses office who pass out ice packs for a sour tummy. Meanwhile, the issue in which I initially went in for, in which I spent about 4 hours waiting between doctor and nurses, that issue was still not remedied. They treated me like an unimportant, invisible, low-priority patient. I understand that due to the opioid epidemic, administration of any powerful pain relievers are heavily scrutinized. I completely understand those concerns and cautions. However, this staff did virtually nothing. Dr. Voss, the supervising doctor on duty, did nothing. She was almost robotic in how she handled me - not personable or comforting at all. I sat there, in pain, for an excess of 4 hours and was finally discharged. I will be visiting another hospital, possibly Sibley or Adventist, to get a second opinion. At one point in time, anything with the name "Georgetown", was held in high-esteem. But with a 3.5 star rating on Google reviews, clearly I'm not the only one who had an unfortunate experience.
Great experience at the emergency room about 3 times in the last few years. Not a very long wait to be seen, and all staff were very caring and helpful. And asked me the right questions to... more make the correct diagnosis. One of their drs. 2as so great. He realized that I had a bad case if bronchitis and was having trouble breathing. They gave me a breathing treatment and the dr. Prescribed medication etc. And I was finally able to get well after so many months of suffering without the correct diagnosis. I will always be grateful to this hospital for the good care they gave me every time I went to the emergency room.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 16.9% (0.9% above the national rate)
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