New Orleans' emergency care making a comeback

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 6, 2006

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Tulane University Hospital & Clinic reopened its emergency and other inpatient and outpatient services Feb. 14. At the same time, Ochsner Clinic Foundation and Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division announced plans to re-establish Level 1 trauma care in the New Orleans area.

Tulane University's emergency department reopened with five operating rooms, an adult and a pediatric intensive care unit, a pharmacy and several cardiology laboratories. It also has 63 out of the hospital's 235 beds ready for use. To date, the facility has had more than $90 million in repairs.

Within the next month, the LSU/Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, in conjunction with the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, will lease space at Ochsner's Elmwood Hospital in Jefferson Parish. LSU will temporarily house its trauma facility there until the end of the year.

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