Delivering a Full Service Hospital to New Orleans East
The once vibrant community in New Orleans East is rebounding from the significant devastation of Hurricane Katrina but still does not have a hospital.
The Landrieu Administration and the HSD are moving quickly to build a full-service hospital with emergency care in New Orleans East because thatâ€™s what the citizens of eastern New Orleans deserve. After nearly five years of inaction, the Landrieu Administration in just one year has made significant strides towards building a new hospital in New Orleans East in partnership with the Orleans Parish Hospital Service District A Board (HSD) to build health care services to serve New Orleans East. The Board consists of representatives of the community who are engaged and ready to move quickly to assure quality health care services.
Urgent care services began in July 2011 on the hospital campus as a first step towards building a full hospital, which will reopen in 2013. This represents the first access to 24 hour, 7 day a week care for this community since Hurricane Katrina.
Since May 2010, these concrete steps have been taken:
The HSD Board meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. at the East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70127. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend these public meetings.