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Medical Enterprise Initiative


GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), the GW University Hospital (GWUH) and the GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) comprise a medical enterprise that exists for academics, research and clinical-patient services. With the leadership of GW and its partners, the entities’ relationships continue to evolve to support an aspiration of preeminence as a medical enterprise and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of 21st-century health care.



  • Goal 1: Renew the academic relationship between SMHS and the MFA.
  • Goal 2: Enhance the strategic alignment in the SMHS and GWUH partnership.
  • Goal 3: Explore growth opportunities to expand the clinical and training footprint.
  • Goal 4: Explore the potential for brand consolidation.



Initiative Accomplishments



  • GW Hospital Selected to Open New Hospital in Southeast D.C. 
    In an effort to improve health equity and health care access and to bring research and technology to Wards 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C., the George Washington University Hospital signed a letter of intent to oversee the opening of a new hospital and health complex in Southeast D.C. 

  • Joint Strategic Planning Nearing Completion

    SMHS, the MFA and GWUH are nearing completion of a joint strategic planning effort culminating in a focused and actionable strategic plan to guide the enterprise into the future. The plan outlines five strategies to achieve the vision of GW Health as the region’s premier academic health center:

    • Innovation and Academic Excellence

    • Fiscal Stability

    • Seamless Infrastructure

    • Expanded Coverage Area

    • Care Model Transition to Population Health and High-Value Care

  • Accountable Care Organization Launched
    The medical enterprise launched a new Accountable Care Organization—the GW Health Network—to provide coordinated, high-quality care to Medicare patients.

  • MFA, UMC Collaboration Continues
    The MFA is now providing GW faculty doctors for emergency and hospitalist services through its work with United Medical Center (UMC).


Initiative Sponsor

Anton Sidawy, M.D., Chair of the Board and President, MFA; Thomas LeBlanc, President, GW; George Mascot; Kimberly Russo, CEO, GW Hospital; Jeffrey Akman, M.D., Dean, SMHS and Vice President of Clinical Affairs, GW; Aristide Collins, Vice President, Chief of Staff, and Secretary, GW; Robert Kelly, M.D., CEO, MFA

Representatives of GW, the MFA and GWUH


"In concert with our clinical and academic partners, we are committed to a strategic planning process and enhanced alignment in our joint pursuit of preeminence as an academic medical enterprise."

Jeffrey S. Akman, MD
Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences



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