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Press Releases

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.


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
March 11, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – United Medical Center (UMC) today announced a restructuring plan that will require the hospital to reduce its workforce by 10 percent and modify existing agreements with service providers to reduce expenses by $10 million bringing more financial stability to the hospital.  In addition,… Read More
Chris G. Gardiner has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Not for Profit Hospital Corporation (United Medical Center) by Mayor Muriel Bowser.  Gardiner, who was appointed to the UMC Board of Directors in December 2010, replaces Bishop Charles Matthew Hudson Jr., as the Board Chairman for… Read More
December 16, 2015– Washington, D.C. – United Medical Center (UMC) today welcomed Dr. Jerome A. Byam to its Surgery Department.  Dr. Byam comes to UMC after an Abdominal Transplant Fellowship in the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago and a General Surgery Residency at the University of Louisville.… Read More
Monday, December 21, 2015

UMC Welcomes Two New Doctors to Psychiatric Services

Hospital Leaders are Committed to Bolstering Staff in All Departments

December 14, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – United Medical Center (UMC) today announced the addition of two new psychiatrists as part of its continuing transformation and increased commitment to improving community health care.  Dr. Aneela Kazi brings to UMC extensive experience in working with behavioral problems, psychosis, post traumatic distress… Read More
Friday, October 23, 2015

United Medical Center Raises Awareness of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

National Campaign Will Be Launched in Cities Nationwide From October 26 to October 30

Washington, D.C., October 23, 2015 – United Medical Center’s (UMC) Wound Care Center, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the Healogics National Diabetes Campaign from October 26 to October 30.  UMC, one of nearly 800 Healogics-managed Centers, offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds like… Read More
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Healthcare Providers Partner to Host D.C.’s First Back to School Health Fair

Trusted Health Plan and United Medical Center will Provide Free Screenings for Adults and Children

Washington, D.C. – August 6, 2015 – Trusted Health Plan (THP) and United Medical Center (UMC) will host D.C.’s first “Back to School Health Fair” this Saturday, August 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the campus of United Medical Center.  Students preparing to go back to school will… Read More
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