Mayor Bowser Announces Historic Agreement to Bring GW Physicians, Practitioners, and Academic Medicine to New Hospital at St. Elizabeths East

October 5, 2021

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with Thomas LeBlanc, President of George Washington (GW) University, Dr. Barbara Bass, CEO of the GW Medical Faculty Associates and Dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Kimberly Russo, Group Vice President of the Washington, DC Region for UHS and Chief Executive Officer of The George Washington University Hospital, announced a historic partnership that will bring high quality medical care to the new hospital at St. Elizabeths East. Through the partnership, physicians and Advanced Practice Practitioners (APPs) of The GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) and The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) will provide comprehensive health care service for adults at the new acute care hospital at St. Elizabeths and two new urgent/ambulatory facilities to open in Wards 7 and 8. GW will also provide physician leadership and medical direction for all healthcare activities.