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New Sibley Memorial Hospital Provides Same High Quality Care for Washington D.C. Region in Comforting and Private Setting - 09/23/2016

New Sibley Memorial Hospital Provides Same High Quality Care for Washington D.C. Region in Comforting and Private Setting

State-of-the-Art Hospital Offers Patient-Centered Amenities and Cutting-Edge Care
Release Date: September 23, 2016

Sibley Memorial Hospital opens its new advanced hospital on September 26, 2016. With 475,000 square feet of treatment space, the new hospital was designed using best practices from hospitals across the country to provide optimal patient- and family-centered care.

“Our new hospital will raise the bar on what a community hospital can—and should—be,” says Sibley president and CEO, Richard “Chip” Davis, Ph.D. “There are many to whose hard work and support we owe this beautiful new hospital—from our own Sibley staff to our Johns Hopkins Medicine colleagues in Baltimore. But we owe a special debt of gratitude to our trustees, both those of the hospital and those of the Sibley Foundation, and, of course, our donors. Their ongoing commitment to our community’s health care needs and their support and generous gifts have played a crucial role in making the New Sibley Hospital possible.”

The new hospital’s warm, inviting environment showcases award-winning artwork, sculptures, family-friendly lounges and concierge service. Tracking for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification, the new facility offers all private rooms—the largest in the national capital area, including 18 labor and delivery suites, a special care nursery, an orthopaedic floor with its own rehabilitation gym, five new state-of-the-art operating rooms, and a patient safety and infection control focused design including bacteria resistant doors and seamless floors and walls. In addition to its many patient care features, the building also boasts extensive environmentally friendly green roofs—and bee hives!

“When Sibley Memorial Hospital joined Johns Hopkins Medicine six years ago, we recognized that Sibley was a very special hospital with a very special relationship to its community,” says Paul B. Rothman, M.D., Dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Today represents more than the opening of a beautiful new hospital building. It also represents a reaffirmation of a 125-year-old commitment by Sibley to provide the best and most compassionate care to its community. This wonderful new facility provides the ideal environment to continue that tradition for decades to come.”

“The new Sibley patient tower provides a contemporary environment that is the equal to the quality of the care provided within its walls,” says Ronald R. Peterson, president of Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “It marks a new era for Sibley Memorial Hospital and, most importantly, enhances our ability to deliver patient- and family-centered care to those seeking health care at this new state-of-the-art facility.”

For more than a century, Sibley Memorial Hospital has been an important asset to its community,” says Edward J. Miller Jr., chair of the Sibley board of trustees. “Countless babies have begun their lives there and countless lives have been saved within its walls. This outstanding new hospital will do the same for generations to come within an environment specifically designed to house the most advanced technology combined with patient-centered care and comfort.”

Features of the new hospital include:

  • 200 all-private rooms, among the largest in the Mid Atlantic, with 55” HD flat screen TVs and sleeper sofas for visitors
  • Bright, spacious family lounges on each floor
  • Breathtaking Welcome Wall, greeting visitors at hospital entrance in 18 of the most common languages spoken in the D.C. region
  • Award-winning artwork featured throughout the Tower by Washington metro area artists
  • Patient safety and infection control design features include:
    • Bacteria-resistant, seamless wall and floor coverings
    • Fully encased window blinds
    • Bacteria-resistant solid core doors
  • Distinctive lobby design providing a beautiful environment and a comfortable experience for visitors, and connectivity to free Wi-Fi throughout facility
  • Centre Sibley, a unique concierge and patient assistance service, will support patients, their families and caregivers with information and navigation to ensure a pleasant experience

New Women’s and Infants’ Services:

Two floors of the new tower are designed to deliver a special birthing experience with features to provide exceptional comfort, amenities and technology.

  • 18 private labor, delivery and recovery rooms
  • 50 private postpartum rooms, each with a sleep sofa and a 55” HD TV
  • Special care nursery with 18 private rooms, including six rooms that can accommodate twins
  • Advanced infant security system
  • Dedicated lactation area and lounge area
  • Maternal fetal medicine services for high-risk pregnancies

Institute for Bone and Joint Health:

The dedicated orthopaedic floor provides all the services to allow patients to get back to life, work and the activities that they love. Sibley’s orthopaedic services consistently rank among the best in the nation.

  • Full rehabilitation clinic on the floor, including:
    • Motorized Gait System to assist with functional mobility
    • Full Kitchen and bath for comprehensive occupational therapy
    • Advanced medical technology in its operating suites, including high-definition video allowing for the most minimally invasive surgical techniques

New Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center:

The opening of the new tower will include the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, expanding and uniting advanced oncology services on the Sibley campus—bringing the top-rated Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to the greater D.C. area.

  • Physicians from the renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • LEED gold certified radiation oncology facility—providing leading-edge therapies
  • Pediatric Cancer Care Partnership with Children’s National Health System
  • Groundbreaking clinical trials
  • Enhanced vitals/phlebotomy space that will feature eight bays/stations
  • Expanded compounding pharmacy
  • Already-open radiation oncology services providing leading-edge therapies
  • Infusion center with 34 private rooms with color therapy, allowing patients to select their desired ambiance

New Emergency Department (Opened last year):

Every aspect of Sibley’s new Emergency Department (ED) is designed to provide fast, expert and convenient care. It features:

  • Largest permanent decontamination facility in the area
  • Commitment to be seen by a health care provider in 30 minutes or less
  • All-private treatment rooms
  • Patient-centered processes to provide quick treatment

“Today marks a momentous milestone in Sibley’s proud history of serving its community,” Davis says. “As we open our beautiful new hospital, we carry on the legacy of Sibley Memorial Hospital begun 125 years ago…to deliver excellence and compassionate care—every person, every time.”

About Sibley Memorial Hospital: Serving Washington, D.C. since 1890, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a 318-bed acute care nonprofit hospital. Sibley is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services. Sibley is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Visit us at

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Gary Stephenson
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