Becoming “One GW”
From undertaking innovative research and treatment to educating health care professionals, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), the GW Hospital, and the GW Medical Faculty Associates have established a foundation of collaboration and achievement. Now, however, the three — under the umbrella “One GW” — are strengthening their bond with a new alignment and structure.
One GW has three goals: offering patients the most comprehensive and highest quality of care; training the next generation of medical professionals with technically advanced clinical techniques and modalities; and advancing biomedical, translational, and health services delivery research to improve patient outcomes.
This new approach will allow each medical entity to better combine its efforts and resources on key service lines and research opportunities. Additionally, One GW will empower physicians to participate in a shared governance model, providing them with a more active role in decision-making and planning for success.
To celebrate the launch of One GW, the three entities welcomed nearly 4,000 employees, staff, residents, and students for a catered meal, complete with ginger-glazed pineapple and jerk pork, corn on the cob, and ice cream, held in the Eye Street Mall in mid-September.