End of an Era: Providence Hospital Closes

Washington D.C.'s oldest general hospital, Providence Hospital, officially shut down emergency services on Tuesday (30) after 158 years of service.

The closure of Providence Hospital will mean a big gap for residents on the eastern half of the District. Last year, Providence Hospital had more than 5,500 ambulatory surgeries, 43,000 emergency room visits and 4,900 inpatient admissions.

Originally located on 2nd and D streets SE, the hospital was run by Catholic nuns. The goal was to treat everyone, especially the poor. The hospital's first patient was an Irish immigrant named O'Toole, who had typhoid fever during the Civil War.

Information Source www.nbcwashington.com

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