"I look forward to working with the dedicated physicians, nurses and employees at the hospital to build upon Howard's historic legacy of providing quality and compassionate care to the community," Jenkins said.
Adventist HealthCare, founded in 1907, serves patients throughout the D.C. region. Based in Gaithersburg, MD, it employs close to 6,000 people, has more than 1,700 physicians and cares for more than 750,000 community members each year. It includes three acute-care hospitals: Shady Grove Medical Center, White Oak Medical Center and Fort Washington Medical Center. It also features: two rehabilitation hospitals and outpatient clinics; mental health services; physician practices, home care services and outpatient locations.
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"We are excited to utilize the experience and resources of the prestigious Adventist HealthCare network to bring in a new level of best practices to our current systems," said Hugh Mighty, M.D., Howard University VP of Clinical Affairs and Dean of the College of Medicine. "As the number one producer of black medical graduates, Howard University has a mission to train students to serve diverse communities. This agreement further strengthens our ability to continue this mission right here in the heart of D.C."
About Adventist HealthCare
Based in Gaithersburg, Md., Adventist HealthCare is one of the longest-serving health systems in the Washington, D.C. region, and one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. It includes Shady Grove Medical Center, White Oak Medical Center, Fort Washington Medical Center, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation, Home Care Services, Adventist Medical Group, Imaging and Urgent Care.
About Howard University Hospital
Howard University Hospital is a private, nonprofit institution that has served the community for more than 150 years. It is one of the most comprehensive health systems in D.C., with a Level 1 Trauma Center and an emergency department that sees approximately 50,000 patients annually. It is recognized as a national leader in training future doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
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