“It will not be long before our newest hospital, Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center GW Health, opens its doors to patients. At that time, we will have taken a giant step in building a complete healthcare system on the East End of our city,” said Vincent Gray, Ward 7 Councilmember and Chair of the Committee on Hospital and Health Equity. “None of what we’re achieving would have been possible without the hard work and cooperation of the people and organizations represented here today who worked cooperatively, overcame challenges and are putting in an extraordinary effort to deliver health equity as quickly as possible to District residents who have struggled and sacrificed for far too long.”
Practitioners, physicians and academic medicine at the new medical center will be provided by The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates and The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Children’s National Hospital pediatricians, nurses and physician assistants will provide infant and pediatric care. There is expected to be 550 full time professionals hired for services and care coordination working in the hospital once it is completed in 2025.
“I am thrilled to see the Cedar Hill project progressing on-time to deliver high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services East of the River. Thank you to the UHS and District staff who are providing their expertise and hard work to make this state-of-the-art Center a reality,” said Christina Henderson, At-Large Councilmember and Chair of the Committee on Health.
The event celebrated the biggest milestone since February 2022 when the Mayor was joined by dignitaries and community members for the hospital’s groundbreaking. The hospital project is being constructed by Turner-MCN Construction under the management of Universal Health Services and was designed by HOK-McKissack McKissack. The hospital is being constructed under a Project Labor and CBE Agreement. To date, the hospital has contracted for over $101 million in services with 27 local CBEs, including nearly $7 million from seven Ward 8 businesses.
“The energy and enthusiasm on the Cedar Hill job site and in the surrounding community is so powerful. It’s evident that this project will drastically change the lives of many by improving access to quality healthcare with a world-class facility that the residents deserve,” said Darien Grant, Vice President and General Manager of Turner’s Mid-Atlantic Office. “We are proud to play a vital role in improving the quality of health within our community.”