An article from DCist on May 7 – East End Hospital Deal No Longer Includes Controversial Extra Beds At GWU Hospital – discusses the latest update on the planned new hospital in Ward 8. The D.C. Council’s health committee nixed a plan last Thursday that was supposed to expedite the construction of a new hospital in Ward 8. The East End Health Equity Act was the culmination of a long negotiating process between the city, George Washington University Hospital, Howard University Hospital, community groups, and unionized labor at United Medical Center, currently the only hospital operating east of the river. The bill’s final iteration passed in December of last year after long, and often tense, Council discussions. Read the full article>>

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