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Category: Health Magazine, Summer 2023

Title:Opening of new pavilion is around the corner

In Fall 2023, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital plans to open its new Medical/Surgical Pavilion, currently under construction on the north side of campus.

Focusing on transplantation, orthopedics, neurosciences, and surgical services, the Medical/Surgical Pavilion will be a world-class facility for patients and visitors and a modern and dynamic setting for the practice of medicine, supporting the hospital’s role as an academic medical center. With MedStar Health as Georgetown’s academic health system partner, the Pavilion provides an elevated learning experience for medical and nursing students to practice clinical care and conduct research in a hospital setting with the most advanced technology and systems.

The approximately 477,000-square-foot facility will house 156 private patient rooms, a 32-bed emergency department, 31 modern operating rooms, a new intraoperative MRI suite, a rooftop helipad with direct access to the emergency department, and three levels of underground parking.

To match the surrounding Georgetown neighborhood, the Pavilion’s footprint will feature acres of new green spaces with therapeutic landscaping.

Several construction milestones have been achieved in recent months. Inside the building, the emergency department and operating rooms are nearing completion, with finishing work being done on the floors, walls, and ceilings. The exterior structure of the Pavilion is now substantially complete, and landscapers are focused on soil, grass, trees, and walkways for the green spaces.

When the Pavilion opens later this year, it will represent significant progress for MedStar Georgetown’s vision to be the trusted leader in caring for patients and advancing health in the Washington, DC, region and beyond.

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