New Headquarters for D.C. Health in Ward 8 Expected to Drive Economic Development

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    “DC Health Opens New Headquarters in Ward 8 to Expand Healthcare Access”

    The District of Columbia is making strides in improving healthcare access for residents in underserved communities. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, alongside community and health leaders, celebrated the opening of DC Health’s new headquarters in the Anacostia neighborhood of Ward 8.

    With 700 employees, the new headquarters will be a key player in the growing network of healthcare partners and providers in the area. Mayor Bowser’s initiative to bring more government agencies to neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River aims to stimulate economic growth and improve access to essential services.

    The new headquarters will be part of a health care corridor in Ward 8, which includes an urgent care facility and the Whitman-Walker Max Robinson Center. Additionally, plans are in place to open the Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center GW Health on the St. Elizabeths East campus next year.

    DC Health Director Dr. Ayanna Bennett expressed excitement about engaging with residents and businesses to address public health and equity issues in the community. The headquarters are located in Reunion Square, a redevelopment project supported by Ward 8’s first-ever Tax Increment Financing.

    The project, costing nearly $50 million, includes neighborhood-serving retail space and a multi-family residential development with affordable and senior living units. The goal is to create a healthier community and improve health outcomes for all Washingtonians. This initiative showcases the city’s commitment to providing quality healthcare services to all residents, regardless of their zip code.