G.U. Hospital Plans $560 Million Upgrade


Medstar Georgetown University Hospital may be getting a facelift. The hospital submitted plans to construct a new building, including a larger emergency room, and upgrade exist- ing medical and surgical units. If approved by District regulators, the renovation would cost $560 million with construction slated to being in late 2016.

According to D.C. law, the hospital must obtain a “certificate of need” before constructing a new health care facility in the city. Because the cost of Medstar’s proposed expansion, the company will pay the maximum city application fee of $300,000.
In a statement, Medstar Health, the company that has owned Georgetown University Hospital since 2000, said the upgrades are necessary due to a future increase in patients and the “structural limitations of their current facility that impede medical surgical care delivery upgrades.”


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