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Providence Hospital Emergency Department Remains Open and Fully Staffed, 24/7

December 14, 2018

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 14, 2018--This is to clarify a previous communication regarding Providence Hospital operations. Providence’s Emergency Care Center remains open, fully staffed, and available to serve the District of Columbia community, with the same range of services that we have always provided to support our emergency care patients, including an inpatient unit, lab, diagnostic imaging, respiratory care, discharge planning, and other ancillary services and support.

Following helpful discussions with elected officials, the Department of Health, the DC Hospital Association, and members of the community, Providence will continue to operate the emergency care center through April 30, 2019, as previously described.

Further, Providence will continue to maintain primary care services both on campus and at the Perry Clinic, outpatient behavioral health services, the Center for Infectious Disease, Carroll Manor, and services at the Police & Fire Clinic and Catholic University of America Student Health.

For patients seeking to get in touch with their physician, Providence has established a dedicated call center—202-854-7000—to direct patients in that regard. Call center hours will be 7:30 am – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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CONTACT: JOHNNY SMITH johnny.smith@ascension.org

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN OTHER CONSUMER HEALTH HOSPITALS CONSUMER GENERAL HEALTH MEN

SOURCE: Ascension

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