Project DescriptionFROM THE ARCHITECTS:
The new University Medical Center Orleans will restore much needed medical services to the local community, help rejuvenate downtown New Orleans, and bring together research and quality care in a state-of-the-art facility equipped to withstand a variety of natural disasters.It will replace the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, which closed after sustaining serious flood damage during Hurricane Katrina. Located on Canal Street in the Mid-City neighborhood, the 446-bed medical center will be the cornerstone of an expanding medical district that will attract the world’s top medical professionals while delivering high-quality care and advanced research. As the only Level One Trauma Center in Southeast Louisiana, the new medical center will serve as an important referral center for both severely injured patients and community hospitals throughout the region.
Featuring the most advanced technology available, diagnostic and treatment areas will encompass a wide range of services focused on creating healing environments that support patients and their families. In addition to the inpatient services and trauma care, the center will host a cancer program including radiation therapy and a chemotherapy clinic, outpatient surgery, outpatient imaging, and rehabilitation services. Treatment areas are designed to maximize collaboration with the adjacent Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System medical center by creating efficiencies through the location of adjacent diagnostic services and parallel outpatient services.