Academic Medical Center

Healthy Tomorrows Start with a
Commitment to Education

Academic Medical Center

Proud to be a teaching hospital

University Medical Center New Orleans is proud to be an academic medical center, offering the doctors, nurses, and medical professionals of the future hands-on learning opportunities. We believe the best way to learn about the field of healthcare is to learn on the job, seeing firsthand how hospitals and other healthcare facilities operate.

What Is an Academic Medical Center (AMC)?

An academic medical center is both a medical school and a university-based hospital.

AMCs also:

  • Are medical facilities with Joint Commission accreditation and a commitment to training future health care providers
  • Are focused on National Patient Safety Goals and Patient Satisfaction
  • Offer access to medical providers in all the major disciplines working together in teams to provide care 24/7
  • Are the gateways to the latest discoveries in medicine by offering opportunities to participate in clinical trials

One of the most important contributions of UMCNO is the training given to thousands of medical, dentistry, nursing and allied health students annually. As New Orleans’ largest teaching hospital and training facility for many of the state’s physicians, UMCNO plays an integral role in shaping the future of healthcare for the region.

We are proudly affiliated with nearby medical schools and nursing and allied health programs, further strengthening our commitment to healthcare education and training.

Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
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    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at UMC New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    UMC New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • AHA Stoke certification
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.Accredited by the American College of Surgeons-Commission on Cancer (ACS-COC), the Cancer Center at UMC New Orleans (UMCNO) offers patients a comprehensive approach to their cancer care.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    UMC has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).
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