Sidwell Friends to Purchase Washington Hospice Property


The children of the District’s wealthiest and most powerful residents will soon have an expanded school campus. Over the next year, Sidwell Friends School, which counts President Obama’s daughters among its student body, will expand next door into Washington Home, D.C.’s only inpatient hospice facility, resulting in the relocation of more than 100 residents.

Citing long-term financial sustainability issues, in 2011 Washington Home hired CEO Timothy Cox away from the Armed Forces Retirement Home, where he trimmed expenses for eight years and was sued by residents after attempting to cut costs by 30 percent in one year. While that lawsuit was eventually settled, the Government Accountability Office deemed it necessary in the interim to notify the Pentagon that veterans at the home might have been at risk.

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