Community members and labor unions rally before hearing on the future of healthcare services in Southeast D.C.
UHS Behind Closed Doors is bringing to light serious problems in care at Universal Health Services Inc., America’s largest provider of inpatient behavioral health care.
By: Sara Gilgore | September 18, 2019, 3:13 p.m. George Washington University Hospital is working toward a definitive agreement with the District to operate the new hospital slated for the St. Elizabeths campus in Southeast.
George Washington University Hospital broke the law by engaging in regressive bargaining with unionized workers and improperly withdrawing recognition of the union, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled. However, the hospital disputes this and is appealing the decision
The George Washington University Hospital committed a series of serious labor law violations during an anti-union campaign that culminated in the facility unilaterally ending its recognition of a decades-old employees’ union, a federal labor board judge found.
There have been 117 homicides in D.C. so far this year. Of those, 74 were killed in Wards 7 and 8.
Still, the only hospital east of the Anacostia River — United Medical Center — has no trauma center to treat victims of violent crime and other life-threatening emergencies. The four hospitals in the District that treat trauma victims around the clock are all located in affluent Northwest Washington.
October 30, 2018 was different—that was the day the job got personal for Beverly Smith-Brown. She works for the Alliance of Concerned Men, where she’s on alert 24-hours a day, seven days a week, to respond when residents suffer gunshot and stab wounds in Southeast D.C. While working as a trauma-informed advocate at a crime scene in Ward 8, she got a phone call from her sister: Her nephew, 25-year-old Taquan Smith, was shot multiple times on Alabama Avenue SE…
The phrase “you can’t beat city hall” may ring true for some District citizens but it won’t stop the members of the DC Health Justice Coalition from taking their health care concerns to city leaders.
Alongside the payment, which resolves the civil aspect of the probe from the DOJ and a number of states that UHS incorrectly billed Medicare and Medicaid programs, the government has dropped the criminal investigation against the company.
The DC City Council has voted to give struggling and troubled United Medical Center more money to operate. The decision was made during a vote Tuesday on the city’s budget proposal.