LSU-VA Hospital hearing set today at state Capitol
by Bill Barrow, The Times-Picayune
Wednesday January 21, 2009
Some hope the government transforms the old Charity Hospital into a modern academic hospital, which a report says would cost less than demolishing historic buildings, businesses and homes in Mid-City to make space for a new one.. . . . . . .
Addressing several hundred New Orleans business and community leaders last month, representatives from the Louisiana State University System and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spoke definitively about their plans for a $2 billion investment in a joint medical teaching facility near downtown.
Gov. Bobby Jindal will be represented by state facilities director Jones. Jindal has endorsed LSU's plans, but a spokesman on Wednesday passed on an opportunity to rule out using Charity as part of a new hospital.
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