The University Medical Center (UMC) will be one of seven hospitals in the Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division which provides health care for the citizens of Louisiana and serves as a medical education training facility. At this time UMC consists of two hospitals in New Orleans; Charity Hospital and the Interim University Hospital.
Charity Hospital was closed after being severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and will not be re-opened as a hospital. After the storm, the UMC hospital operations were consolidated into the University Hospital as an interim hospital until new facilities are built. The new University Medical Center will combine the functions of both hospitals and nearby associated facilities. Prior to the storm, Charity had 345 licensed beds with approximately 1,000,000 SF and the University Hospital had 369 licensed beds with approximately 364,400 SF.
The $1.2B project will be a new state-of-the-art Medical Care Campus built in the Mid-City area of New Orleans on a site that is in close proximity to the LSU Health Sciences Center and the University Hospital. The new facility is designed as a 424 bed research and teaching hospital with a Level One trauma center. The total area planned is approximately 2,296,000 SF.
The UMC Program consists of the following parts:
» 560,000 SF – Hospital
» 746,982 SF – Diagnostic and Treatment Building
» 245,765 SF – Ambulatory Care Building
» 546,413 SF – 1,346 Parking structure
» LSU HSC Connector
Owner: University Medical Center Management Corporation
Construction Manager: Skanska MAPP
Program Manager: Jacobs
Architect: Blitch / NBBJ
courtesy of: http://www.bdg-usa.com/blog/bdg-umc.html
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