Sibley Memorial Hospital in northwest D.C. is considering becoming part of the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation.
The goal "is to unite two mission-minded organizations that share a vision of providing both the highest quality care and greatest access for our patients," said Dr. Edward Miller, of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Sibley would still be called Sibley and have ties to the local community near American University. Sibley would keep its medical staff and physician organization. The strategic advantages to such a union would be access to the latest clinical medicine, research and education.
If the deal goes through, Sibley will join the alliance of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Howard County General Hospital and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
The Sibley-Johns Hopkins collaboration could take affect as early as this fall.