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D.C. to Financially Support Howard University’s New Teaching Hospital

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by Shailaja Neelakantan

Howard University and the Washington D.C. Mayor’s office last week announced a partnership under which the district will financially support a new teaching hospital at the university, toward the larger goal of building a citywide healthcare network that will serve residents in all communities.

The district is going to provide Howard and a partner a $225 million tax abatement to build a new, $600 million, 225 bed, Level I trauma and academic teaching hospital. The facility is expected to be completed in 2025 or 2026.  The district is also committing $25 million in public infrastructure support and $26.6 million over the next six years to support five Centers of Excellence at Howard Hospital.

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