The District is back in the hospital business. This month, the D.C. government finalized a deal to take over United Medical Center in Southeast — a hospital that serves as a cornerstone in the city’s medical safety net. We examine the implications of the move and what the city can learn from its last experience with a public hospital.


  • David Catania D.C. Councilmember (I-At Large); Chairman of the Committee on Health
  • Robert Malson CEO, District of Columbia Hospital Association
  • Sharon Baskerville Executive Director, D.C. Primary Care Association
  • Julius Hobson Senior Policy Adviser, Polsinelli Shughart; Former Chairman, D.C. Health and Hospital Public Benefit Corporation

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