Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Statement Regarding Budget Issue to Continue Funding University Medical Center

NEW ORLEANS, LA –   The partnership between the State of Louisiana and LCMC Health in operating University Medical Center New Orleans has worked remarkably well for nearly five years.

The current budget impasse, with the State’s failure to provide any funding for UMC in State Fiscal Year 2019, places this growth and success in jeopardy at a time when it is clear the partnership is delivering significant results.

LCMC Health and UMC have a responsibility to protect the 280-year legacy of delivering quality healthcare to those in need, and to the professionals who remain dedicated to and UMC’s mission. We remain firmly committed to the partnership and the employees of UMC.

This community – indeed, the entire State of Louisiana – is healthier and economically stronger because of UMC.



About University Medical Center New Orleans

Opened in August 2015, University Medical Center New Orleans, home of the Rev. Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Hospital, is the academic medical center of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit health system. UMC New Orleans serves as a key partner of LSU Health Science Center New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine and other academic institutions.

Our Partners


The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans has teaching, research, and health care functions state-wide, through its six professional schools and twelve Centers of Excellence, as well as the more than one hundred hospitals and other health science related institutions with which they maintain affiliations.


The second-oldest medical school in the Deep South and the 15th oldest medical school in the United States, Tulane School of Medicine is equipping the next generation of medical professionals with the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world and shape the future of health care.