Post Tagged with: "hospital"

The Chaos and Overcrowding of the ER

Growing up, I was absolutely terrified of going to the hospital. The cold, nondescript corridors, the intimidating medical equipment, and the palpable tension between life and death frightened me. Although this anxiety has now been muted, the hospital still seems like a cold, unwelcome environment, and this feeling is only[Read More…]

by October 3, 2015 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Hospital Will Remain Despite Rumors

Hospital Will Remain Despite Rumors

Contrary to recent media speculation, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital does not have plans to move to Capitol Crossing, a new development being constructed near Interstate 395 in downtown D.C. The Washington Post reported on April 29 that the hospital and medical school could be moving to the new site, which[Read More…]

by May 17, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Hospital Overbilled Medicare

Georgetown University Hospital overbilled Medicare by over $659,000 between 2009 and 2010, according to a recent audit released April 9 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General. The audit reviewed 265 inpatient and outpatient claims and found that only 131 of the claims complied[Read More…]

by April 27, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Med Center Deficit Over $22 Million

The university has projected annual budget shortfalls for the Georgetown University Medical Center of more than $20 million for each of the next five years, according to university financial plans. GUMC has a history of finishing in the red; it has run deficits of more than $15 million each year since[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized
A Lifetime Ago: Looking Back at LXR’s Past Residents

A Lifetime Ago: Looking Back at LXR’s Past Residents

At the break of the 20th century, the ground floor of LXR Hall wasn’t housing students; it was housing dead bodies. While today the building serves as a dormitory, its bottom floor functioned as the morgue of Georgetown University Hospital from 1898 to 1947. The hospital originally sat at the corner of[Read More…]

by November 7, 2011 0 comments News

Caregivers Find Solace, Support Through Med School Program

When Derrick Philson was first asked to participate in a support group for male caregivers of disabled children, he was reluctant to get involved. After Philson’s daughter was seriously injured in a car accident when she was 16, he had trouble believing that there was any program that could provide him with the help[Read More…]

by September 20, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Former GU Hospital Employee Sentenced for Theft

Former GU Hospital Employee Sentenced for Theft

A former Georgetown University Hospital employee was sentenced to five months in jail on Thursday after pleading guilty to stealing $86,286 from a hospital-based nonprofit organization, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release. In December 2005, Frankie Renee Kennedy began writing checks to herself from the bank account[Read More…]

by February 7, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Area Hospitals Rank Lowest Nationally

The D.C. health system, which includes the Georgetown University Hospital, has been ranked last nationally in both hospital quality and customer satisfaction by a health care insurance services company, despite the positive reputation of many of the hospitals in the area. In addition, the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area ranked 40th among[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments City News, News