About United Medical Center

The Not-for-Profit Hospital Corporation (NFPHC), commonly known as United Medical Center or UMC, is a District of Columbia government hospital serving Southeast DC and surrounding Maryland communities.
In 2010, the NFPHC Establishment Act created by the District of Columbia as an instrumentality which has a separate legal existence within the District Government.

History of UMC at a glanceā€¦

  • Began as 380-bed Morris Cafritz Memorial Hospital in 1966.
  • Renamed as Greater Southeast Community Hospital in 1974.
  • Opened a 180-bed nursing home in 1980.
  • Opened a second facility in Fort Washington Medical Center in 1983.
  • Became United Medical Center in 2008.
  • Had multiple owners from 1999-2010.
  • Became part of the Government of the District of Columbia in 2010.

Our Mission

United Medical Center is dedicated to the health and well-being of individuals and community entrusted in our care.

Our Vision

  • UMC is an efficient, patient-focused, provider of high quality healthcare the community needs.
  • UMC will employ innovative approaches that yield excellent experiences.
  • UMC will improve the lives of District residents by providing high value, integrated and patient-centered services.
  • UMC will empower healthcare professionals to live up to their potential to benefit our patients.
  • UMC will collaborate with others to provide high value, integrated and patient-centered services.