The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is a 385-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC, next to the Foggy Bottom metro. GW Hospital serves a diverse group of patients - from local residents to our nation's leaders. As an academic medical center, GW Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. This expertise includes cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, women's health, trauma, and advanced surgery including robotic and minimally invasive surgery.
GW Hospital is jointly owned and operated by George Washington University and a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest healthcare management companies. The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), adjacent to the hospital, is the 11th oldest medical center in the country and the first in the nation's capital.
The mission of GW Hospital is to provide the highest quality healthcare, advanced medical technology, and world-class service to its patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research.
Director of Behavioral Services
The Director of Behavioral Health has overall responsibility for developing, planning, coordinating, and implementing behavioral health programs and the delivery of behavioral health services to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and quality for the George Washington University Hospital. The Director will engage in outreach to the community, develop business relationships, and ensure physician engagement. The Director will guarantee compliance with federal and local policy, laws and accreditation requirements governing behavioral health services in an acute care setting. The Director will be responsible for strategic planning, budget and resource oversight, staff recruitment/management and quality assurance of the service line. The Director is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of current programs and will be tasked with implementing and expanding services and programming to meet the needs of behavioral health patients at the GWUH.