D.C. to Financially Support Howard University’s New Teaching HospitalMay 4, 2020 |
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.