December 14, 2018 Update: Providence Health System Provides Clarification on their Announcement to Continue Providing Emergency Services through April 30, 2019
This is to clarify a previous communication regarding Providence Hospital operations. Providence’s Emergency Care Center remains open, fully staffed, and available to serve the District of Columbia community, with the same range of services that we have always provided to support our emergency care patients, including an inpatient unit, lab, diagnostic imaging, respiratory care, discharge planning, and other ancillary services and support.
Following helpful discussions with elected officials, the Department of Health, the DC Hospital Association, and members of the community, Providence will continue to operate the emergency care center through April 30, 2019, as previously described.
Further, Providence will continue to maintain primary care services both on campus and at the Perry Clinic, outpatient behavioral health services, the Center for Infectious Disease, Carroll Manor, and services at the Police & Fire Clinic and Catholic University of America Student Health.
For patients seeking to get in touch with their physician, Providence has established a dedicated call center—202-854-7000—to direct patients in that regard. Call center hours will be 7:30 am – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
_________________________________________________On July 25, Providence Health System announced plans to better align our services with the needs of the District. To dedicate the time and resources needed to pursue a transformational model of health care, Providence will continue to provide care for patients until December 14, 2018. At that time, Providence will transition out of all services except for Carroll Manor and primary care services.DCHA recognizes that this service transition impacts not only Providence Health System but the residents and hospitals of the District of Columbia. In coordination with Providence Health System and our government partners, DCHA convened a Services Transition Task Force to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible. The Task Force developed four work groups or priority areas (Emergency Departments, Inpatient, Workforce and Communications) to meet and provide recommendations. This page will be updated periodically with information about the transition to ensure transparency and to provide stakeholders with all the information available.
The hospital will be closing on December 14, 2018 and will be transitioning out of all services except for Carroll Manor and primary-care related services.
Providence leadership and Human Resources teams are working to ensure they support all associates during this time with dignity and respect.
Providence is confident the community’s hospital and health needs will continue to be served as many high-quality providers remain in the area.
This process will benefit from the direct involvement of local and national thought leaders at the forefront of population health strategies.
Ascension has committed to support this important work by investing upwards of $30 million.
Providence will have more detailed plans to share by mid-2019 and looks forward to providing updates in the coming months.
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