Howard University to Form an Integrated Health Network for Underserved Women

Howard University, the historically Black educational institution in Washington, D.C., has entered into a partnership with Unity Health Care Inc. The collaboration will expand the number of obstetricians, labor and delivery hospital rooms, and neonatal beds available for women and their babies in Washington, D.C.

The collaboration aligns both organizations’ networks of women’s health and family medicine providers to offer a complete spectrum of care from preventative to comprehensive medical services. In addition, Unity will become a training site for the many future health care interdisciplinary providers in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry. The programs will address the significant needs of minority healthcare providers in underserved areas of Washington, D.C.

Wayne A.A. Frederick, president of Howard University, stated that “Howard University Hospital’s specialized care combined with Unity’s primary care expertise and over 25 healthcare sites are a great match to meet the variety of needs of communities across the District, especially east of the Anacostia, where these services are needed most. This collaboration will allow District residents improved access to the quality health care they deserve.”


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