Washington, DC – July 25, 2018 – Today, the District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA) released a statement on Providence Health System’s announcement regarding their pending service changes.
“Hospitals and health systems across the country have been adapting to the future delivery of health care and the District’s hospitals have not been immune from these changes,” said Jacqueline D. Bowens, President & CEO of the District of Columbia Hospital Association. “As the industry shifts toward a population health focus, health systems continue to identify ways to strengthen collaborations between acute care and community-based services, to meet people where they are and ultimately improve health outcomes”.
The Association is pleased that Providence, while making a transition out of acute care, remains fully dedicated to the residents of the District of Columbia. This new community-focused model represents a unique opportunity for Providence and the District’s community of hospitals to work in concert to transform health delivery —- keeping the patient at the center of everything we do.
DCHA will be working with all our members, including Providence, to engage key stakeholders both inside and outside the hospital industry to ensure that District residents continue to have access to high-quality health services ranging from acute care to primary care.