Tulane University Hospital & Clinic in downtown New Orleans reopened its emergency department on Feb. 14 and other inpatient and outpatient services as planned. The hospital, owned by HCA and Tulane University, had been closed since Hurricane Katrina. On Feb. 13, Ochsner Clinic Foundation and Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division announced plans to re-establish level-1 trauma care in the New Orleans area. Beginning next month through the end of this year, Ochsner's Elmwood Hospital in Jefferson, LA, will temporarily house the trauma center destroyed by Katrina at LSU's Charity Hospital. LSU currently operates the only other level-1 trauma center in Louisiana, in Shreveport.
[ via AHA News ]