MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital in Northwest Washington, D.C.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person— MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment. MedStar Georgetown’s centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology.
Social media has become an integral part of MedStar Health’s community outreach efforts. Through our social media channels, we strive to interact with our patients, their families, colleagues, and our community in a positive and constructive manner.
When interacting with the MedStar Health brand online, please adhere to the following guidelines:
- When leaving a comment or authoring a post on a MedStar Health social media channel, please be mindful of you and your loved ones’ personal safety and security. Once you post something online, there is a potential for thousands of people to read your words. As a result we suggest that you do not share medical and personal information such as your location, medical or financial information, etc. in the form of a public post or comment. Should sharing personal information be necessary, please do so in a private message.
- Negative posts that are written respectfully will be acknowledged and addressed. However, please do not leave negative posts that are offensive, defamatory, slanderous, untruthful, use foul language, are explicit, or are threatening in nature. These types of posts will be hidden and/or deleted from the page. Interacting with our social media audience is a priority for MedStar Health, and we strive to address all social media interactions as quickly as possible.
- Do not post comments that violate the privacy of our patients and their families.
- Do not post comments that may be considered spam such as chain letters, advertisements or repeated postings or other postings that are unrelated to healthcare or MedStar Health. Do not post any links to malware or to websites that are intended to distribute malware.
Please respect the above guidelines and we look forward to interacting with you. Should a user be found in violation of these guidelines, they will be banned from our page.
Social Media Disclaimer:
By interacting with MedStar Health or any of its affiliates on social media (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube), you acknowledge and agree that you may be voluntarily sharing aspects of your personal health information on a public forum and that federal and state laws protecting the privacy of your personal health information may not be applicable. Please consult your medical provider with any specific questions about medical concerns. MedStar Health will not respond to specific medical inquiries regarding a patient's condition or disease via social media. Any information you receive through MedStar Health social media sites does not constitute medical advice, medical recommendations, diagnosis, treatment, or cure nor is it intended to replace consultation with a qualified physician or other health care provider.
Postings that appear on our social media sites do not necessarily reflect the views of MedStar Health. When we link to another website, that site may not necessarily reflect our views, either. If we choose to follow another user or highlight another social media post, we are not endorsing that user or content.
By submitting content to any of MedStar Health's social media sites, you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public, and that MedStar Health may use this information for internal and external promotional purposes and fundraising purposes. Please note that other participants may use your posted information beyond the control of MedStar Health. If you do not wish to have the information you have made available via this site used, published, copied and/or reprinted, please do not post on this page.