D.C. Government to Care for Struggling Hospital

By Tom Sherwood and Ashley E. Brown
|  Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010  |  Updated 11:46 PM EDT
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D.C. Government to Care for Struggling Hospital

The D.C. Council Tuesday approved a measure that will allow the city to take over the financially-troubled United Medical Center in southeast Washington.

UMC, formerly known as Greater Southeast Hospital, is the only hospital in the District located east of the Anacostia River. The facility has been struggling for years.

Now, under a plan proposed by Mayor Adrian Fenty, the hospital will remain open and be run by a nonprofit board appointed by the city. D.C. will look for new private buyers to purchase the hospital.

Read more about the UMC measure here.

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