Ten years post Katrina, New Orleanians open the doors of their brand new, state-of-the-art University Medical Center. On August 1st, 2015, 131 patients were transferred from the LSU Interim Hospital, which served the community since 2006 to their new, permanent home 2 blocks away. Patients marveled at the cutting edge technology, and feelings of comfort in their upgraded quarters. The newly opened University Medical Center is one of the major components, along with the Biomedical Center and the VA Hospital (opening 2016), that make up the Mid City Medical Corridor. This development area is already quickly becoming an economic engine for the city and it's residents, producing jobs and attracting services and ammenities to Mid City neighborhoods. Having a 21st century medical teaching facility in the heart of New Orleans has been integral to the recovery of Post Katrina New Orleans. We are seeing young professsionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, and educators flock to the city to take advantage of the resources and opportunities enabled by these development projects.
NOLA in the News- 10 Years Post Katrina, University Medical Center Opens
Aug 5, 2015 | News