King of Prussia-based Universal Health Services Breaks Ground on $375M Hospital in DC

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Universal Health Services breaks ground for new hospital in Washington, DC.

Last week, King of Prussia-based Universal Health Services broke ground on its $375 million, 136-bed hospital in Washington, D.C., writes Marissa Plescia for Becker’s Hospital Review.

The hospital, which will be named Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center, GW Health, after the estate of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, is the result of a deal between UHS and the city. Once it opens in 2024, it will replace United Medical Center which has been struggling financially for decades.

Patients at the new hospital will receive care from physicians and graduate medical students from George Washington University. George Washington University Hospital is run by UHS.

Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center will have an ambulatory pavilion for physician offices and clinics and community space, as well as a 500-car garage and a helipad. Meanwhile, sixteen inpatient beds will be made available for behavioral health patients.

Once the hospital is completed and open, Children’s National will move there as well.

“We are thrilled to be embarking on the development of these vital health services East of the Anacostia River so that we can better serve all residents across the District of Columbia,” said Kimberly Russo, MBA, MS, Group Vice President of the Washington, DC Region for UHS and Chief Executive Officer of GW Hospital. “Through this new hospital and the creation of an integrated, academic medical network, we will enhance health access, equity and outcomes and elevate healthcare in our nation’s capital.”

Read more about Universal Health Services in Becker’s Hospital Review.

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