As a business committed to supporting providers and practices throughout the National Capital Region, Zane Networks applauds the news by DC Mayor Bowser that two new hospitals will be constructed in Wards 1 and 8. The hospitals will include a new 136-bed hospital at St. Elizabeth’s East in Ward 8, operated by Universal Health Services in conjunction with George Washington University and George Washington Medical Faculty Associates (GWMFA); and a 225-bed Howard University Hospital on Georgia Avenue NW in Ward 1.

The Covid-19 outbreak has disproportionately affected black residents of DC, and has illustrated a stark contrast of how underlying medical conditions and unequal access to care can create very disparate health outcomes. As a company, we are heartened by the news of the city’s investment into a more equitable access to healthcare for all its residents and we look forward to supporting the city’s new hospitals as it provides expanded care throughout the city. For more information, see Mayor Bowser’s Announcement here;