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Groundbreaking Held for New Orleans VA Hospital

Groundbreaking Held for New Orleans VA Hospital

On Friday, June 25, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) broke ground on New Orleans’ new VA hospital, a replacement for the one lost to Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, as well as several NBBJ staff, were on hand to mark the occasion.

The new hospital, known as the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) Replacement Medical Center, will anchor a new biosciences district in Mid-City New Orleans. At a size of 1.7 million square feet, and in conjunction with a new Louisiana State University hospital across Galvez Street, it represents the largest healthcare construction project underway in the country.

Read the New Orleans Times-Picayune story on the groundbreaking.

See the VA website for additional photographs.