MedStar Georgetown’s Signature Project

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Medical/Surgical Pavilion, now under construction at 38th Street and Reservoir Road NW, is the largest health care construction project in Washington, D.C., comprising 477,213 square feet that will feature 156 private patient rooms, a rooftop helipad with direct access to 31 state-of-the-art operating rooms, and 32 exam rooms in a modernized emergency department. With its three cranes, the very active construction site on the north side of the university’s main campus certainly verifies that claim.

According to MedStar, “the new pavilion is comprised of three essential elements of a world-class academic medical center: excellent clinical care, a strong foundation in education, and leading-edge research. As a result, the Medical/Surgical Pavilion will foster growth and training in the specialty services for complex diseases that Medstar Georgetown is uniquely qualified to deliver, including oncology, gastroenterology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and transplant.”

“In addition to the new pavilion, the project includes an underground parking garage, six acres of new green space, and improved traffic patterns that will result in a more pedestrian friendly campus,” Georgetown University said last year. Construction is expected to be completed by 2023.

Meanwhile, MedStar has been asking various groups and supporters to sign steel beams that will act as a time capsule of sorts to be part of the construction of the pavilion. The Georgetowner was invited to take part last week and signed the beams at the pavilion exhibit near the main entrance of the hospital.

The Georgetowner will also be meeting regularly with MedStar to report on construction updates. If you have any questions for us to ask, please email

Here is a link to the video about the pavilion:


A rendering of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Medical/Surgical Pavilion, expected to be completed by 2023. Courtesy Georgetown University.



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