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N.O. East Hospital Feasibility Study
N.O. East Hospital Feasibility Study
New Orleans, Louisiana

Client: New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
Projected Project Cost: $80 million
Completion Date: 2009

The overall goal of the feasibility study was to guide the Orleans Parish Hospital Service District in planning for an acute care hospital in New Orleans East. 

The need for a hospital in New Orleans East was created by Hurricane Katrina. Prior to Katrina, Methodist Hospital operated in New Orleans East, and was a viable, acute healthcare service provider. As of 2009, when the study was conducted, a full three and a half years after Katrina, there were no operating hospitals in New Orleans East and no ambulatory surgery centers. 

The purpose of the feasibility study was to determine the need for an acute care hospital in New Orleans East post Hurricane Katrina, to quantify that need, and to guide the Orleans Parish Hospital Service District A in planning for such a facility. The study encompassed the services of demographers, accountants, architects, attorneys and healthcare specialists.

The study compared options to build a new hospital and to renovate the existing Methodist Hospital; analyzed the existing condition and potential reuse of Methodist Hospital, Lakeland Hospital, and the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

The study resulted in a three volume report: Volume 1 - Cost Analysis, Volume 2 - Architectural Analysis, and Volume 3 - Hospital Operator RFP and Legal Opinion.