Providence Health System wants to replace its 408-bed hospital in Washington, DC with a “health village” that will include urgent care and primary care facilities, a telehealth operation, and expanded post-acute care services. They also plan to include recreation space, such as walking trails, on the 30-acre property. Providence says there are simply too many hospital beds in its market, and that the health village concept is one that will better serve the surrounding community. The current hospital has a bariatric surgery center and orthopedic care, but Providence has not said what would happen to those services after the conversion.
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