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Michigan Park’s Providence hospital to become ‘health village’

The exact timeline of the project is still unknown

Rendering via Providence Health System

In Michigan Park, there is currently a 408-bed hospital, known as Providence Health System. Eventually, there may be more than a hospital. Instead, there are plans for a “health village.”

Washington Business Journal reported that Ascension, the St. Louis-based system that owns the hospital, hopes to find a development partner to redevelop the 30-acre campus with affordable housing, retail, education, and other social services.

The traditional hospital building was constructed in 1956, while the hospital was established in 1861, making it the longest continuously operating hospital in the District. The hospital treated soldiers from the first and second Battles of Bull Run during the Civil War, according to the Washington Business Journal.

There are no reports of the project’s timeline, whether the system will continue to provide inpatient services, or what exact amenities will be added.

Providence Health to redevelop hospital campus into 'health village' [Washington Business Journal]