Electrical accident injures worker as power outage hits campus

An accident at Georgetown’s on-campus heating and cooling plant left one man injured and multiple buildings without power this morning. The man, a worker in the plant, was electrically shocked and transported to Georgetown University Hospital to be… Read More

Hospital employee convicted of theft from hospital foundation

A former Georgetown University Hospital employee was convicted last week of stealing more than $86,000 from a hospital foundation. Frankie Renee Kennedy, who was employed by the hospital from 1998 to 2010, will spend five months in prison… Read More

GU Hospital employee murdered

Last Tuesday night, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a Georgetown Hospital employee was found stabbed in her apartment in the Bellevue neighborhood of Southwest D.C. EMS personnel pronounced Tawanna Barnes-Copeland, 41, a phlebotomist at the hospital, dead on the… Read More

GU Hospital joins organ donation program, ups kidney transplants

Last month, Georgetown University Hospital performed a total of 16 kidney transplants in a week thanks to its partnership with the United Network for Organ Sharing. UNOS, an organization that uses a national database to pair individuals for… Read More

GU Hospital sued for $5 million after liver transplant snafu

Georgetown University Hospital failed to realize that a woman who died while waiting for a liver transplant was in the hospital, according a lawsuit filed in D.C. Superior Court. While Donna Roy was in the hospital in 2008,… Read More

Former GU Hospital employee pleas guilty to stealing $86,286

Yesterday, WUSA9 reported that a former Georgetown Hospital employee pled guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a non-profit based in the hospital. Frankie Renee Kennedy, a Maryland resident, stole $86,286 from the Georgetown Transplant Institute… Read More

D.C. ranked last in national hospital care rankings

Talk about an unfair disadvantage. CareChex, a division the Delta Group, a health services information company, ranked the District of Columbia as the state with the worst hospital care in the nation. The reports on quality of care… Read More

Georgetown pediatrician selected as federal health policy fellow

Dr. Matthew Levy, an associate professor of general pediatrics at Georgetown’s School of Medicine, was recently chosen to join a federal health policy program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and supported by the Institute of Medicine…. Read More

GU Hospital employee surrenders self to police after shooting

Joshua Prince, a suspect who allegedly fired a rifle at his ex-girlfriend in a Bethesda parking garage, surrendered himself to Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday. According to WTOP, the unnamed victim’s affidavit reveals that Prince is an employee… Read More

GU Hospital botches breast cancer tests, closes lab

According to the Washington Post, Georgetown University Hospital suspended work in its molecular diagnostics laboratory after two women were incorrectly told that they did not have an aggressive form of breast cancer known as HER2. The lab’s temporary… Read More