By: Taylor Thomas | May 29, 2019, 9:29 am
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.
Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White proposed an amendment to restore some of the money taken from the hospital. Leaders voted and approved $22-million dollars for UMC for the next fiscal year.
Unite Medical Center is the only hospital East of the Anacostia River. Some wanted to let the site completely close and later build a new hospital. Council member says it is vital that the city council provide adequate financial resources for the hospital that services residents in his ward and others in the city.