George Washington University’s (GWU) medical enterprise and Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) have agreed to enter negotiations with the District of Columbia government on the establishment and operation of a new East End Hospital and healthcare complex on the campus of Saint Elizabeths Hospital.
“With these new agreements, we will deliver high-quality, integrated care and transform our healthcare system by promoting equity in care, access and outcomes," said Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, D.C. “Together, we will build a healthcare system that meets the needs of all residents, attacks health disparities and makes us more resilient for the challenges that lie ahead.”
East End Hospital will be integrated with the clinical operations of George Washington University Hospital, and faculty from the GWU medical enterprise will provide academic and medical staffing to the new healthcare complex. This joint effort aims to bring medical education, research and technology to some of the city’s most medically underserved wards.
“We look forward to bringing cutting-edge medical services, programs and technology to the new site, fully integrating it with our established clinical network,” said Marc Miller, President of UHS.
The hospital, which will be the first new hospital in Washington, D.C. in nearly 20 years, will house 136 inpatient beds and have the ability to expand to 196 beds. It will also feature ambulatory services, urgent care, outpatient surgery, physical rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and physician offices.
“It is truly an opportunity for GW to advance medicine and change the landscape of healthcare in the District for the better,” said Kimberly Russo, MBA, CEO and Managing Director of George Washington University Hospital.
East End Hospital is scheduled to open in fall 2024, pending approval from the Council of the District of Columbia.