University Medical Center- New Orleans LA
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - Press Release:
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Hundreds of community members, industry professionals, business leaders and elected officials congregated this afternoon to celebrate the dedication of University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans. UMC New Orleans, located in the heart of New Orleans’ BioDistrict, opened Aug. 1 and serves as a key center for quality, patient-centered healthcare, academic training and research.
“This is an exciting and pivotal moment for healthcare in New Orleans,” said Gregory C. Feirn, CEO of LCMC Health. “With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina commemorated this week, the nation’s attention has been on this city and even on this institution. UMC New Orleans is a story of resilience and a symbol of rebirth. Together, we have reimagined what could and should be, instead of what once was. It took leadership, perseverance, many partnerships and 10 years to bring us to this moment.”
UMC New Orleans offers comprehensive primary care and specialty care, cutting-edge research and the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. Home to the Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Hospital, UMC New Orleans has a capacity for 446 beds, including 60 behavioral health beds. As the state’s largest teaching hospital and training facility for many of the state’s physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, UMC New Orleans plays an integral role in shaping the future of healthcare for the region. It serves as a key partner of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine and other academic institutions.
"Since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we’ve worked diligently to rebuild a stronger, more resilient Louisiana,” stated Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. “One of the integral parts of that process was the move to completely revamp our healthcare system with a new, more modern model of care. UMC New Orleans represents another shining example of the high-quality care, innovative research and exceptional resources that have risen from our public-private partnerships in Louisiana. This $1.1 billion medical complex will use innovative technology to care for our citizens while creating thousands of great new jobs for our people. I’m proud to be a part of such a remarkable project because it truly represents how far we’ve come as a state since the storms."
“Over the last ten years, we have transformed the healthcare delivery system in New Orleans with neighborhood clinics and massive investments in state-of-the-art hospitals,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “Today, I am thrilled to see the University Medical Center project come to fruition. This is another facility that will offer exceptional quality patient care for the people of our great city, and create thousands of new jobs for people in the neighborhood - everything from doctors and technicians to nurses and administrators. The biomedical corridor in New Orleans is continuing to grow, positioning the city as a laboratory for research and innovation.”
UMC New Orleans, which created thousands of construction jobs throughout the build, currently employs more than 2,100. Hundreds of additional full-time positions are expected to be created in the next few years. In addition to the direct jobs created by UMC New Orleans, the medical hub serves as a catalyst, spurring economic development in the area and attracting new retailers to the neighborhood.
For more information about UMC New Orleans visit www.umcno.org.
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Presence St. Joseph opens
Presence St. Joseph's opens it's doors. The facility opened to the public on Monday and is currently seeing patients. All departments moving over from the existing hospital are transitioned and occupying their new spaces.
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Crain's Chicago:
The 10-story medical office building debuting this month on the Presence St. Joseph Hospital campus in Lincoln Park has a soothing, spa-like feel.
Photos of Lake Michigan, a nod to the hospital's lakefront location, line the walls. Frosted panels act as dividers in a waiting room. A silk bamboo garden will be installed for cancer patients sitting in plush chairs as they receive drug infusions.
Dr. Roberta Luskin-Hawk, CEO of Presence St. Joseph, says the new outpatient building along Sheridan Road will help the hospital boost its lackluster branding power.
“We consider this, in some ways, our new front door,” says Luskin-Hawk, an infectious-disease specialist who has spent 30 years at the hospital.
The more than 200,000-square foot facility, connected to the hospital via a third-floor pedestrian bridge, is Presence Health's biggest investment since the 11-hospital network was formed in 2011 through a merger. It also is the largest piece in Presence Health's strategy to increase its outpatient footprint.
Presence Health CEO Sandra Bruce says the system plans to add about 50 outpatient sites (some of them virtual) through 2020. It now has about 150 sites. The plan is designed to increase access for the growing Medicaid population, which constitutes 24 percent of Presence Health's patients.