New Orleans’ Hurricane Proof VA Hospital

NEW ORLEANS – Among the losses of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding it brought to the Gulf Coast, perhaps one of the greatest blows was the destruction of vital structures like VA medical hospital in the New Orleans area. Now the Department of Veterans Affairs is constructing a replacement, which is intended as a massive upgrade over the previous facility.

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New Orleans Hotel Imploded for New Medical Center

NEW ORLEANS — A new hospital complex, the University Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans is set to be the single largest hospital construction site in the world, according to a statement.

What was once the old Delta Towers/Grand Palace building was imploded on Sunday to make room for the new Charity Hospital and new Veterans Affairs Hospital as part of the University Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, which is expected to cost more than $2 billion and be funded by state general funds and other capital financing.

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Bridge Loan Bolsters Funding for New Orleans Hospital

NEW ORLEANS — Construction on the new $69 million St. Bernard Parish Hospital and Medical Center will begin after the St. Bernard Parish Council helped acquire a $41 million bridge loan in case federal funding was delayed. 
The St. Bernard Parish Hospital Service District signed a $33.1 million contract with Citadel Builders, based in Metairie, to begin construction on the long-awaited public hospital in Chalmette. The original St.

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