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Bringing Advanced Solutions to Our Community Every Day

University Medical Center, part of the LCMC Health family of hospitals, was built for and by New Orleans. We're home to the Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Center and the largest training center for healthcare professionals in Louisiana. That means you can count on us to bring the latest and greatest expertise to your care, every time you step through our doors.

University Medical Center at a glance

Our treatment facilities provide high levels of patient care availability to handle anything that comes our way.

University Medical Center helps our community by offering:

  • 446 licensed inpatient beds
  • 60 behavioral health beds
  • Just under 3,000 full-time employees
  • 683 physicians
  • 2.3 million square feet for healthcare services
  • 19 surgical suites
  • 5-story Ambulatory Care Building with 276 exam rooms
  • 88,731 emergency room visits
  • 5 trauma rooms
  • 215,333 primary and specialty care visits

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About Rev. Avery C. Alexander

Rev. Alexander was an important figure in the Civil Rights movement. He was a longtime member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and a prominent community leader who fought for better healthcare for the poor. Charity Hospital, which long served as the region’s safety net hospital prior to its closure following damage from Hurricane Katrina, had also been named in Rev. Alexander's honor.

Transition and transformation

In 2013, LCMC Health finalized a partnership with the State of Louisiana to operate the former Interim LSU Hospital and the future University Medical Center New Orleans.. In August 2015, we began the next chapter in our history with the opening of the state-of-the-art, $1.2 billion University Medical Center. We look forward to carrying on our legacy and becoming an epicenter of medical care, education and research for the coming decades and beyond.

Our mission

University Medical Center New Orleans will provide exceptional patient-centered care and a world-class academic experience through advanced research, leading technology and innovation.

Our vision

University Medical Center New Orleans will be a leading world-class academic medical center and the destination of choice for exceptional health care.