Hospital rises again after near-collapse

Accreditation Connection, February 13, 2009

Two years after it lost its accreditation and its own physicians were writing to the city to warn of deteriorating conditions inside, Washington D.C.’s Greater Southeast Community Hospital has climbed from the ashes, The Washington Post reports.

The D.C. government took action to save the facility—the closing of which would have left residents of the geographic area without a hospital—by engineering its sale to public-private partnership Specialty Hospitals of America. Now named United Medical Center, the facility has seen $79 million invested in its improvement, regained Joint Commission accreditation, and is serving patients again.

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