Washington, DC (Wired) — Brackddale Regional Hospital in Washington, D.C., is planning to sell off its beds for a record $1,500,000, and will sell them for $150,000 to $200,000 each, said hospital officials.
The hospital will offer the beds for $400,000-$600,000 and then auction them off, officials said in a news release Monday.
The sale of the beds is a significant milestone for Brackdowne Regional Hospital, which was built in the 1970s and has a bed capacity of around 400 beds.
Brackdalie Regional Health System, which operates Brackford Regional Hospital and nearby Brookdale Health Center, has a similar bed capacity to Brack-Dell, which is a hospital in Pennsylvania, officials added.
The new hospital will be in a former office building on a quiet street in northeast Washington, the release said.
Brackingdale Regional is in a difficult financial situation, but the hospital is committed to improving its quality of care and providing high-quality care, said Brackdière Regional spokeswoman Debra Williams.
She said the hospital will continue to invest in patients and provide quality care.
“We’re not going to be able to afford to make that commitment anymore,” she said.
Brackdale Regional has been operating since 1972.
The medical center was established to treat patients with severe illnesses such as AIDS and tuberculosis.
The sale of Brackdenys beds is part of a $300 million plan to build a new hospital in the neighborhood of Brookdale, officials told reporters.
The plan includes a new building, a new medical center, and a new outpatient hospital, which would be built in a similar neighborhood, officials announced.
Brookdale has been struggling financially for decades.
The county has spent $1.5 billion on infrastructure and other improvements in the area.
A new hospital could be just one part of the redevelopment that is set to begin in 2021.
New construction will include a new nursing home and a medical center that would be located in the former headquarters of the medical district, officials have said.