Healthy Tomorrows Start Here

Message from Bill Masterton, President and CEO

  This has been a tremendous year of milestones and successes at University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans, home to the Rev. Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Hospital. Since opening our doors in August 2015, we’ve seen huge increases in demand for our services – with double-digit growth in inpatient admissions, outpatient clinic visits and Emergency Department visits.

We are on the forefront of Medicaid expansion as a point to sign on and receive appropriate services. UMC New Orleans is a major partner in the region’s economic growth, employing more than 2,200 full-time staff and serving as an anchor of the City’s emerging bio-medical corridor. As the academic medical center for LCMC Health, we train thousands of future healthcare providers and host clinical trials to find tomorrow’s cures.
 We embrace the future through our mission of exceptional patient care, medical education and research as we continue to grow and strive for excellence in 2017.

The Madere Family's Story

“I’m relieved that we came here. If we were taken anywhere else, I don’t think we would have made it,” remarked Seth.

   It was an exciting and proud day in  May 2016 for the Madere family. Terry and Dawn Madere were on their way to Thibodaux, Louisiana to bring their son, Seth, to freshman orientation at Nicholls State University. In the blink of an eye, a car collided with theirs.

All three were severely injured, and the family was transported by helicopter to UMC New Orleans’ Level 1 Trauma Center, where our trauma team was ready to save their lives. Today, Terry, Dawn and Seth are incredibly grateful to be alive, all thanks to the Trauma Center in their region.

To learn more about the Norman E. McSwain Jr., MD Spirit of Charity Trauma Center, visit

See Jada's trauma story of surviving a four-wheeler accident.   See Rachel's story of surviving cancer.

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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.