UMC Celebrates First Anniversary

University Medical Center New Orleans Celebrates First Anniversary

August 1 marked one year since the opening of University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans, home of the Reverend Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Hospital. UMC opened its doors to the public on August 1, 2015, following the successful transfer of 131 patients from its predecessor, Interim LSU Hospital (ILH). UMC celebrated the anniversary with an August 5 event with hospital and medical staff. Click here for gallery.

In its first 365 days in operation, UMC significantly contributed to positive economic development, academic training and access to quality healthcare for thousands. Click here for the full press release.



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