The selection came after a very competitive bidding process in which city officials praised the track record of the Emergency Department (ED) and the reputation of GW Hospital’s Inpatient Hospitalist team. Specifically, receiving high marks for efficiency, reduction in ED wait times, walkouts and adverse outcomes and the compassionate care delivered by the hospitalist team.
In a memo to employees, GW MFA CEO, Dr. Robert Kelly, thanked the team responsible for the succesful bid which, among others, included Department of Emergency chair, Dr. Robert Shesser, and PGA, Rachel Mazzotta. Concluding with:
For decades, GW MFA has been an important part of the District of Columbia’s network of healthcare services. We are committed to working with UMC to improve patient care for residents of Wards 7 and 8 and to expanding their access to medical expertise. This contract gives GW MFA an opportunity to work with our partners to improve health outcomes in our great Capital City.