Construction contract awarded for new St. Elizabeths Hospital in DC

Editor’s Note: This report has been corrected to clarify the relationship between UHS and the new St. Elizabeths Hospital.

D.C. and the hospital company United Health Services (UHS) on Friday announced the awarding of a construction contract for a new hospital run by UHS at St. Elizabeths East.

The team of Turner Construction Company and MCN Build will handle the construction of the $375 million hospital, the District and UHS said in a statement.

“We remain committed to building a health care system that meets the needs of all residents, attacks health disparities, and makes us more resilient for the challenges that lie ahead,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement. “With this announcement, we are one step closer to transforming our health care system and delivering a state-of-the-art hospital in Ward 8.”

UHS said in the statement that the team “will invest at least 35% with local CBEs, meet the District’s First Source Requirements, and construct the hospital using a Project Labor Agreement.” The project will create about 2,000 jobs, they said.

Planning for the hospital can now begin, UHS and the District said in the statement. They added that the hospital is still on target to open in late 2024.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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