About UMC

University Medical Center New Orleans, home to Reverend Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Hospital, is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a nearly 280-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow’s cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC New Orleans offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.

About Rev. Avery C. Alexander
Rev. Alexander was an important figure in the Civil Rights movement, a longtime member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and a prominent community leader who fought for better healthcare for the poor. Charity Hospital was also named in Rev. Alexander's honor.


Mission

UMCNO will provide exceptional patient-centered care and a world-class academic experience through advanced research, leading technology and innovation. 

Vision

UMCNO will be a leading world-class academic medical center and the destination of choice for exceptional healthcare. 



 

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.  


UMCNO New Orleans at a Glance  

By the Numbers

446 licensed inpatient beds 

60 behavioral health beds 

Over 2,000 full-time employees

640 physicians

1.3 million square feet for healthcare services

2.3 million square feet overall in UMC New Orleans

1,800 parking spaces

19 operating rooms

5-story Ambulatory Care Building with 276 exam rooms

56 emergency department exam rooms

9 rapid treatment rooms in the Emergency Department

5 trauma rooms

9 acute treatment rooms


CLICK HERE FOR UMC’s 2017 Fact Sheet


Architect: NBBJ/Blitch Knevel

Contractor: Skanska/MAPP joint venture


UMC New Orleans does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, ethnicity, culture, language, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability.



UMC New Orleans at a Glance  

By the Numbers

446 inpatient beds - 250 staffed beds at opening

60 behavioral health beds - 38 staffed at opening

2,000 full-time employees

600 physicians


 


UMC New Orleans at a Glance  

By the Numbers

446 inpatient beds - 250 staffed beds at opening

60 behavioral health beds - 38 staffed at opening

2,000 full-time employees

600 physicians


 


UMC New Orleans at a Glance  

By the Numbers

446 inpatient beds - 250 staffed beds at opening

60 behavioral health beds - 38 staffed at opening

2,000 full-time employees

600 physicians


 

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.