Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Celebration Planned For UMC New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – University Medical Center New Orleans will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new $1.1 billion facility located at 2000 Canal St., on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.

         UMC New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit health system. UMC New Orleans encompasses a 2.3 million square foot campus anchoring the developing biomedical district. With a capacity for 446 beds, including 60 behavioral health beds, UMC New Orleans will offer comprehensive primary care and specialty care, cutting edge research and the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center.

         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 will play an integral role in shaping the future of healthcare for the region.

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         It serves as a key partner of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine and other academic institutions.

         UMC New Orleans was conceptualized, built and funded by the state of Louisiana. It is leased and managed by LCMC Health, which also manages Children’s Hospital, Touro, New Orleans East Hospital and soon West Jefferson Medical Center.

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