Save Providence Hospital

October 10: testify before the D.C. Council on Providence Hospital

In July, Providence Hospital’s owners, Ascension Healthcare, announced they would be ending their acute care services by the end of 2018. Councilmember McDuffie immediately released a statement in opposition to the closure, while he explored what options the D.C. Council and D.C. Government might have to deal with the closure, and the determental impacts it will have on health outcomes and access in the District of Columbia, the employees of Providence Hospital, and those who live near the hospital.

Councilmember McDuffie worked with Councilmember Vincent Gray, the Chair of the D.C. Council Committee on Health, to schedule a hearing on “The Department of Health’s Role in Approving Providence Hospital’s Proposed Elimination of Acute Care Services and the Impact on the District’s Emergency Health Care System.”

Sign up to testify at the October 10 hearing of the D.C. Council Committee on Health on Providence Hospital closure.

To sign up to testify, contact the Committee on Health Legislative Analyst, Malcolm Cameron, at (202) 654-6179 or, and provide your name, organizational affiliation (if any), and title with the organization, preferably by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018.

Need to print flyers to let your friends and neighbors know about the hearing? Download a printable flyer here.