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Vincent Gray Prepares to Battle Over United Medical Center

Monday, March 13, 2017  
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Gray Positions Himself for Fight with Bowser Over United Medical Center
Source: Washington Business Journal, Tina Reed, March 13, 2017

Vincent Gray was the first D.C. mayor to budget funding for a new Southeast D.C. hospital to replace United Medical Center

 
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— and he had no intention during a recent health oversight hearing of letting anyone forget it.


When he was mayor in 2014, he'd proposed $336 million for a new hospital on the St. Elizabeths campus — but the D.C. Council at the time didn't back him, he mentioned several times at the hearing last week. The current mayor is doing another study to determine the feasibility for such a hospital — something he also pointed out he'd already done.

While he has been coy about whether he will run against Mayor Muriel Bowser in the next primary, Gray was making no secret of his new strategy: to put more pressure on plans to build a replacement hospital east of the Anacostia River. Councilmember and former Mayor Vincent Gray appeared to be queuing up a conflict with… Read more in the full article


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