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Date:1/10/2008

, it received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to jointly develop a coordinated response among D.C. health care providers to natural disasters or terrorist attacks. "In addition to this coordinated response plan, the Washington, DC region still desperately needs a facility that can handle a huge influx of patients from an emergency situation and that would serve as a model for the rest of the country," said Dr. Smith. "We hope to be able to build a full ER One sometime in the near future. "

Washington Hospital Center is a not-for-profit 926-bed acute care teaching and research hospital based in Northwest Washington, DC. It is the largest private medical center in the nation's capital and among the 25 largest hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic. The Hospital Center consistently ranks among the nation's top hospitals in the research and treatment of cardiovascular and kidney disease and provides cutting edge therapies to treat cancer, stroke and acute neurological injury and disease. Washington Hospital Center is also home to MedSTAR Trauma and Transport and is the region's adult burn facility.


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