The Children's National Health System (formerly, Children's National Medical Center) is a free-standing hospital geographically separate from, but closely tied to, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is a major training facility for pediatric surgery. The hospital is a community resource for the care of critically ill children as well as for primary care. Children's has 279 beds and provides all major pediatric services. Members of the Department of Surgery hold joint appointments in Pediatrics and Surgery at The George Washington University. Children's National Health System is the major pediatric education facility in the city of Washington. The Department of Surgery at the Children's National Health System provides a two-year training experience in pediatric surgery for individuals who have completed training in general surgery. The department provides three- to four-months experience in common and unusual pediatric surgical conditions for residents in the General Surgical Training Program.
Holy Cross Hospital, with 442 beds, is the largest acute care facility in Montgomery County, Maryland. Serving the Washington Metropolitan area since 1963, the hospital offers medical, surgical, obstetric, newborn, pediatric, gynecologic, psychiatric, critical care, emergency, diagnostic, rehabilitative, home care/hospice, and adult day services. Holy Cross Hospital is a recognized teaching center through its affiliation with The George Washington University, and has the largest medical staff in Montgomery County. Residents rotating through Holy Cross Hospital participate in the care of private patients with a large variety of common surgical problems. The teaching program is under the direction of Jules Cahan, M.D., who holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the George Washington University.
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington DC (DCVAMC) medical center's staff of 1,700 provides care to veterans residing in the District of Columbia and portions of Virginia and Maryland. The medical center treats over 50,000 veterans and has over 500,000 outpatient visits each year. This tertiary care teaching facility provides acute general and specialized services in medicine, surgery, neurology and psychiatry, as well offering nursing home care unit treatment. The DC VAMC is the only VA medical center to hold three medical school affiliations. It is also affiliated with many other colleges and universities in such areas as pharmacy, rehabilitation medicine, biomedical engineering, dietetics, social work, nursing and medical center management. VA manages the largest medical education and health professions training program in the United States. The DCVAMC is among the top 100 "Most Wired" hospitals in the nation according to Hospital & Health Network's (H&HN) magazine, the journal of the American Hospital Association. The DCVAMC is also the 2009 winner of the "Medallion of Excellence," the highest honor presented for organizational achievement by the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Awards of Virginia (SPQA).