New Orleans: Health Care
Internationally known as a center for medical care and research, New Orleans is home to 25 acute care hospitals, with approximately 5,200 staffed beds and 1,800 medical and surgical specialists, serving the health care needs of a multi-state area as well as Latin America and other foreign countries. One of the largest medical complexes in the United States is located in the city's central business district and consists of the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital, the state-operated Charity Hospital, and the medical schools of both Louisiana State University and Tulane University. The Tulane Center for Abdominal Transplant specializes in the treatment of all diseases involving the liver, pancreas, and kidneys. Other New Orleans area hospitals include DePaul Hospital and Mental Health Center, United Medical Center, Eye and Ear Institute of Louisiana, Baptist Hospital, St. Charles General Hospital, and East Jefferson General Hospital. Terminally ill patients and their families are also served by the Hospice of Greater New Orleans.
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