HOWARD UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES REAFFIRM SUPPORT
FOR THE NATIONAL CAPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
Washington DC, November 22, 2005 - Howard University President H. Patrick Swygert has announced, that after a two-day retreat, the University’s Board of Trustees reaffirmed their support for The National Capital Medical Center (NCMC), which will be a joint initiative of the Government of the District of Columbia and Howard University.
Citing congruence with the 138-year old University’s traditional mission of service, the NCMC will be located in the eastern quadrant of the city where 42 percent of the District’s population currently lives without trauma facilities. NCMC will provide an integrated system of care that will include a medical office building housing community and University physicians; a Level 1 Trauma hospital that will provide training for physicians and allied health professionals, and serve as the backbone for a new primary care network; and a research center focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes in important areas where there are significant health disparities.
“The objective of the partnership between the city and the University is to improve health outcomes and provide first-rate services to all residents of the District of Columbia,” stated Swygert.
Howard University is one of 48 U.S. private, Doctoral/Research-Extensive universities and comprises 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, 13 Fulbright Scholars and nine Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.Howard.edu.