Children’s National, Universal Health and DC team to provide pediatric care at new hospital

According to Mayor Muriel Bowser, staff at Children’s National Hospital will operate the pediatric emergency department and neonatal intensive care unit at DC’s new hospital in St. Elizabeths East.

Children’s National Hospital staff will operate the pediatric emergency department and neonatal intensive care unit at DC’s new hospital in St. Elizabeths East, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday.

Opening in late 2024, the $375 million full-service community hospital will initially support 136 beds.

“Children’s National pediatricians, nurses, physician assistants and other medical personnel to operate and provide professional services at the new hospital in St. Elizabeths East,” according to a “Letter of Intent” announced by Bowser, Universal Health Services and Children’s National hospital .

The St. Elizabeths East Hospital will “provide a complete range of inpatient services to all residents of the district, including maternal and neonatal health services, normal and neonatal intensive care, a verified trauma center, an outpatient office building for outpatient and community health services.” , and a 500-space parking garage,” Bowser’s office said in a statement.

Children’s National Hospital is trusted by the community “because Washington residents know they can expect high-quality care and a staff that cares deeply about the health and well-being of our babies, children and teens,” Bowser said.

She said the agreement will “change the healthcare landscape for mothers, babies and families, not just in Department 8, but across DC.”

The district said the agreement between Universal Health Services and Children’s National is “another step in establishing a robust health care system in the Anacostia River neighborhoods and will ensure that children and mothers receive the highest quality of care.” without leaving their community.”

Universal Health Services will also open a pair of emergency care facilities, one in Ward 7 and one in Ward 8, the city said.

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