University Medical Center replaces Charity Hospital

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Aug. 26 marked the dedication of the University Medical Center 10 years following the destruction of Charity Hospital due to Hurricane Katrina.

The UMC, centered within the New Orleans BioDistrict, opened its doors to patients on Aug.1 and cost a reported $1.1 billion.

The center is set to provide an opportunity for excellent “patient-centered” healthcare, academic medical training and a variety of innovative research.

UMC joins Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Touro, New Orleans East Hospital in the non-profit and Louisiana focused health care system.

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