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Level 1 Trauma Center at University Medical Center

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As the only Level 1 Trauma Center iin South Louisiana, University Medical Center (UMC) features some of the most advanced technology available. The academic medical center has a heliport to facilitate the transportation of the most severely injured patients, as well diagnostic and treatment areas with a range of services.

The new, 424-bed facility is located near the VA hospital and situated on 34 acres in downtown New Orleans. The side-by-side location of the two hospitals solidified the working relationship the staffs of the VA, LSU and Tulane medical schools have had with each other for many years.

In addition to inpatient services and trauma care, the hospital includes a cancer program with radiation therapy and a chemotherapy clinic, outpatient surgery, outpatient imaging and rehabilitation services.

Built using state-of-the-art materials and designed to accommodate projected patient volumes, the UMC is one of the region’s premier hospital locations. Beyond its role in providing medical care, the UMC serves as a major training center for medical professionals and students from the area’s graduate medical education programs. 

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