Georgetown considers opening teaching hospital in Palestine’s West Bank
Pretty soon, the School of Foreign Service in Qatar might not be the only Georgetown outpost in the Middle East. According to lobbying disclosure reports filed by Georgetown, in the fourth quarter of 2009, a Georgetown employee met with officials in the State Department to talk about opening a teaching hospital in the West Bank portion of Palestine.
According to the report, Associate Vice President for Federal Relations Scott Fleming met with officials in the State Department to discuss “potential for establishing West Bank Teaching Hospital.”
Fleming told Vox that the idea to start the teaching hospital in the West Bank came from faculty at the Medical Center. He met with the officials to determine how diplomatic concerns or the Israeli-Palestinian peace process would affect the hospital. He stressed, though, that the project is only in the first stages of consideration.
“To call this preliminary—that may be a little far fetched,” Fleming said.