Howard University and Unity Health Care will partner to bring maternity care east of the river

HEALTHCARE/WOMEN | Howard University Hospital has signed an agreement to partner with Unity Health Care to expand its obstetrics care to communities that cannot access this care in the District. Although the two have been in discussion about this partnership for at least a year because Howard wanted to expand its outpatient network, as a result of the recent concern over maternal care for low-income women, they decided to focus on women’s services first. (WBJ, 11/20)

“We’re going to really widen our reach to be able to care for patients in that zone,” Mighty said. “You put Howard and Unity together and we’re able to offer the entire spectrum of health care for that underserved population that both Howard and Unity has focused on for so long.”

Howard, for example, will establish a regular presence of high risk pregnancy specialists on the east end of the city in Unity’s existing clinics. Unity previously sent family medicine residents to train at Providence Hospital, but will shift their training to Howard, said Dr. Diana Lapp, Unity’s deputy chief medical officer.

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