NEW ORLEANS, La. — Hundreds of community members, industry professionals, business leaders and elected officials congregated recently to celebrate the dedication of University Medical Center 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.
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, the $1.1-billion medical facility 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.