Washington Hospital Center will receive $10 million to increaseits emergency care facility. United Medical Center is receiving $11million to build a pediatric emergency department east of theAnacostia River through a partnership with Children's NationalMedical Center. Funding for this development is part of the $200million made available to the city from a settlement with thetobacco industry.

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The District has already allocated more than $100million--including$79 million to rehabilitate the United MedicalCenter--formerly known as Greater Southeast Community Hospital. TheDepartment of Health will make a second round of requests forapplications for expansions of primary care facilities in 2009.There is still $45 million in grants funds available. The Mayor'soffice did not return inquiries by deadline.

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