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A rendering shows MedStar Health's planned multi-specialty care center at the Lafayette Centre in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of MedStar Health)

MedStar planning multi-specialty care center in D.C.

MedStar Health announced plans for a new 112,000-square-foot ambulatory care campus in northwest Washington D.C. — one of several recent such projects.

The new health care services will be located at Lafayette Centre, between 20th and 21 streets. The project is part of MedStar’s overall growth strategy in Maryland and Washington, which focuses on consolidating primary care and specialty care services in a single, convenient location.

The center will offer women’s health, laboratory services, rehabilitation services, heart care, orthopedics and other specialty services, including same-day surgeries.

“Organizing care around patients’ needs — with respect for their busy work and life schedules — makes it easy and convenient to get care, and a lot less likely that someone will put off seeing a doctor or ignore symptoms altogether,” said Bob Gilbert, president of MedStar Ambulatory Services, in a statement.

Lafayette Centre’s Building 2, which will be renamed the MedStar Health building, will contain clinical treatment areas and offices on six floors. Building 1 will be redeveloped as a sports medicine center to serve both professional athletes and the broader community.

Some of MedStar’s physician and surgery practices already in the area will be relocated to the Lafayette Centre facility, which is expected to open in mid-2016.

MedStar signed a long-term lease with Beacon Capital Partners LLC to develop the property. Commercial real estate firm DTZ (formerly Cassidy Turley), is managing the renovation.

“Building facilities around the patient is a proven model for efficient, effective care, and MedStar is excited to be bringing this to Washington,” Gilbert said.

MedStar operates (or is in the process of building) similar all-in-one health care centers in Federal Hill, Bel Air and Mitchellville.

About Alissa Gulin

Alissa Gulin covers health care, education and general business at The Daily Record.

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