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Press Releases

Friday, November 4, 2016

Less Daylight Brings Increases in Washington-Area Traffic Crashes Involving Pedestrians

Law Enforcement To Step Up Efforts This Month to Ticket Violators of Traffic Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Safety experts warn that the end of daylight savings time this month will bring darker evening commuting hours and greater risks for pedestrians and bicyclists. Read More
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

United Medical Center Stresses Caution During Flu Season

Hospital Encourages Community to Have Flu Vaccines

November 1, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – Although it is November and the flu has not peaked nationally or in Metropolitan Washington, D.C., United Medical Center is encouraging individuals to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Read More
Oct. 25, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – United Medical Center (UMC) has announced the appointment of Dr. Eric Li as the new chairman of the hospital’s Department of Pathology succeeding Dr. David Reagin who retired after 40 years of service at the hospital. Read More
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; United Medical Center Recommends Annual Mammography Starting at 40

Breast Cancer Rates in Ward 8 Are Disproportionately High!

October 4, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – United Medical Center joins in the observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the month of October.  This is an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who… Read More
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Trusted Health Plan and United Medical Center Host Back to School Health Fair

Physicals/Screenings and Food with Angie Stone and Others Live on Stage

Washington, D.C., August 10, 2016 – Thousands of students attending D.C. Public Schools will receive physicals and be screened for lead and other conditions at D.C.’s largest Back to School Health Fair hosted by Trusted Health Plan and United Medical Center (UMC) on Saturday, August 13, from 11:00 a.m. to… Read More
July 5, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – Andrew L. Davis, interim CEO at United Medical Center (UMC), will be leaving the position effective July 15, to pursue permanent opportunities.  Davis began his tenure with UMC on July 17, 2015.    “Mr. Davis provided strong leadership during his tenure,” said Chris… Read More
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Councilmember LaRuby May Statement on UMC Board Move to Find New Site for Hospital 

May continues to fight for new, quality hospital East of the River.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Councilmember LaRuby May applauded the actions of the Board of Directors of the United Medical Center (UMC), which unanimously voted to approve a study of potential locations for a new hospital east of the Anacostia River, a community severely underserved by the lack of high quality healthcare facilities.… Read More
Thursday, June 2, 2016

United Medical Center Board Approves Site Feasibility Study

Vote Signals Support to Create New Hospital East of the Anacostia River

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser applauded the Board of Directors of the United Medical Center (UMC) for voting to approve a site selection study in support of the District’s plans to create a new hospital east of the Anacostia River. “This vote by the UMC Board is a… Read More
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

23 Percent of Baby Boomers Test Positive for Hepatitis C in Southeast D.C.

ALMOST TEN PERCENT OF ALL PATIENTS TESTED POSTIVE FOR THE DISEASE

May 24, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – Since September of last year, United Medical Center (UMC) has launched a widespread screening effort to detect Hepatitis C among its patients after receiving funding through a grant from Gilead Sciences.  To its surprise, UMC found that a staggering 23.51 percent of the baby… Read More
April 11, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – United Medical Center (UMC), the acute-care hospital offering top quality, community-based professional healthcare services to the residents of Washington, D.C. and southern Prince George’s County communities, will mark the 50th Anniversary of its founding on April 12, 2016.   “From our very first day of… Read More
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