Jacqueline D. Bowens, Executive Vice President and Chief Government and External Affairs Officer of Children’s National Medical Center shares a moment with At-Large Councilmember David Catania at the UMC-National Children’s announcement. Catania was steadfast in bringing the $300 million project to fruition. The new facility will allow children East of the River access to quality and critical emergency healthcare as close to their own homes as possible. Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman
Children’s National Medical Center announced the opening of its new satellite emergency department at United Medical Center. This state-of-the-art, full-service emergency department opens to the community on Sept. 28.
The new facility includes 10,800 square feet of new space, and will be staffed by doctors, nurses, and clinical care team members from Children’s National. Children’s National faculty members are board-certified pediatric emergency physicians as well as national leaders in service areas including research, quality improvement, and education. The emergency department will treat the same kinds of emergencies that are treated at Children’s emergency department on Michigan Avenue Northwest.
Mildred Hines, with her daughter Nichelle and granddaughter Kristal, took part in the United Medical Center announcement festivities at the UMC building in Southeast. Nichelle, 27 is an emergency room nurse who will be among the core service providers at the new facility. Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman