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 University Medical Center 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 University Medical Center 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 University Medical Center’s mission. We remain firmly committed to the partnership and the employees of University Medical Center.

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

About University Medical Center

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. University Medical Center New Orleans serves as a key partner of LSU Health Science Center New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine and other academic institutions.

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