(Washington, DC) – As we speak, Mayor Bowser introduced that her Administration has submitted its preliminary design for the brand new full-service hospital at St. Elizabeths East to the US Fee of Positive Arts (CFA) for evaluation. The $375 million facility, being in-built partnership with Common Well being Providers (UHS), is scheduled to interrupt floor early subsequent yr and open in late 2024. This submission is a important subsequent step for the undertaking, and the District and its companions stay up for working intently with the CFA to create a design that respects the distinctive character of the historic campus and is welcoming and accessible to residents receiving well being, wellness, and hospital companies.
“With every of those milestones, we get nearer to reworking our well being care system and delivering a state-of-the-art hospital that advances well being fairness and makes our group extra resilient for the challenges that lie forward,” stated Mayor Bowser. “We’re happy with this preliminary design and now stay up for the evaluation course of.”
“We’re thrilled to be taking this subsequent step in advancing our efforts to deliver important healthcare companies to our nation’s capital,” says Kimberly Russo, Group Vice President of the Washington, DC Area for UHS and Chief Govt Officer of The George Washington College Hospital. “We stay up for creating a facility that can supply top quality, compassionate care, whereas serving to to create an built-in, educational medical community that can enhance well being fairness, entry and outcomes for DC residents.”
The 136-bed full-service hospital, which can have the flexibility to increase, will present an entire vary of inpatient companies to all District residents, together with new child supply, maternal well being and girls’s companies, a verified trauma middle, normal surgical procedure, behavioral well being, and pediatric and grownup emergency companies. Included within the undertaking is a well being companies advanced (ambulatory middle) at St. Elizabeths that can present outpatient companies and follow-up visits to sufferers. Two new pressing care facilities, one in Ward 8 and one in Ward 7, will open within the winter of 2021 and the winter of 2022 respectively. This funding will probably be part of Common Well being Providers’ $75 million contribution to the undertaking.
The brand new hospital is being constructed on the historic St. Elizabeths East campus, which is residence to the Leisure & Sports activities Enviornment and our WNBA Champion Washington Mystics, new residences, townhomes, and the long run headquarters of Whitman-Walker Well being.
“Mayor Bowser has challenged us to enhance the standard of life and supply alternatives for our residents, and the brand new full-service hospital will just do that,” stated Deputy Mayor for Planning and Financial Growth John Falcicchio. “This can be a important subsequent step as we proceed to thoughtfully develop St. Elizabeths in order that it displays the pursuits and wishes of the Congress Heights group.”
As soon as the brand new hospital at St. Elizabeths is open to sufferers, the United Medical Middle will shut by the established DC Well being regulatory course of for closing inpatient amenities. The District’s hospital design group consists of Common Well being Providers, HOK McKissack & McKissack, and Turner and MCN Building.