Inpatient Projects: D.C. mayor calls for new strategy

City-owned hospital would be modernized, run by third-party operator

By John B. Mugford

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he wants to remodel or rebuild United Medical Center (UMC) into a “modern” facility with a private firm running the operations. His proposed 2014 budget includes $20 million for capital improvements. (Photo courtesy of Burdette Koehler Murphy & Associates)

Instead of selling the financially troubled United Medical Center in Washington, as a recent plan had called for, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray recently announced that he would like to see the city remodel or rebuild the hospital into a “modern” facility that would have a private firm running the operations.

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