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Health Beat @UMC

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Should you get checked for prostate cancer?

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Daren is 40 years old. When should he get his prostate checked? Early cancer detection usually offers the best chance of cure. Screening exams and a careful family history are the best ways that you and your doctor can go over your health risks and help determine when you should… Read More
Thousands of students attending D.C. Public Schools benefited from free physicals and were screened for lead and other conditions at one of the District's largest Back to School Health Fairs.

Trusted Health Plan and United Medical Center (UMC) teamed up to sponsor the event on Saturday, August… Read More
A RECENT STUDY SHOWS A HIGH NUMBER OF BABY BOOMERS INFECTED IN WARDS 7 & 8

Two viruses are transmitted by blood or sex. Two viruses carry a heavy stigma because of their modes of transmission. Two viruses show few if any symptoms but if left untreated can have… Read More
The idea to build a new hospital east of the Anacostia River has been revived: Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday the United Medical Center board voted to take the first steps in selecting a future site to replace the long-struggling hospital.

The board will reconvene next week to… Read More
Andrew Davis, Interim CEO of United Medical Center
PHOTO BY SHEVRY LASSITER
There have been several name changes, some high notes and some troubling low points, but 50 years later, the only acute-care hospital providing professional health care… Read More
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — 911 is supposed to be there for you when you need it. But District officials say 911 abuse is threatening public safety.

The lack of ambulances for real emergencies has become so alarming, DC will add private rescue crews to the District's fleet. But that is still… Read More
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

United Medical Center Gets New CEO

Running a medical facility the size of United Medical Center [UMC] requires a person that knows the business, can make sound decisions and has no fear of challenges.

Perhaps that’s why the only full-service medical center in Southeast called on Andrew L. Davis, 45, to take over as the… Read More
Last summer the board of directors at United Medical Center began its search for the next permanent chief executive officer. The board hired an executive search firm to find a replacement for David Small, who had been placed in that position by Huron, a consulting firm that came on board… Read More
Crews are installing a pedestrian crosswalk along Southern Avenue SE, after two women were killed by hit-and-run drivers just steps from the United Medical Center. Read More
Lanham, Md. (WJLA) — Dozens of friends and family gathered in Lanham Sunday evening to mourn the sudden loss of Emebet Kebede.

"I don't know what to say... I lost my partner of 31-years... my wife my best half a wonderful person," said Kabede's husband, Habte Michael.

Now her… Read More
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