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The current LSU/VA proposal would abandon Charity Hospital, destroy a 27-block area of Lower Mid-City, and threaten the vitality of downtown New Orleans.


In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, LSU has put forward a plan that would claim 249 homes in Lower Mid-City for a new LSU Academic Medical Center and VA Medical Complex and extend from Clairborne Avenue to Rocheblave Street. An alternative plan would rebuild the LSU Academic Medical Center within Charity Hospital and reduce the footprint of the project.



There is a viable alternative that includes rebuilding Charity Hospital as a world-class institution.


RMJM Hillier, a nationally-recognized architecture and planning firm found the Charity Hospital building to be structurally sound–with its original design being architecturally exceptional and "ahead of its time." The RMJM Hillier plan incorporates the same health care delivery systems proposed for the LSU Academic Medical Center, but locates them within a state-of-the-art rehabilitation of Charity Hospital.




Rebuilding Charity Hospital saves $283 million.

By rebuilding Charity Hospital to serve as the new LSU Academic Medical Center, the RMJM Hillier/FHL plan would save taxpayers $283 million, or 34% of the project cost for the LSU hospital portion alone. The Charity Hospital rehabilitation would be completed at least four and a half years faster than the LSU/VA proposal.

 

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