Tulane Medical Center, Lakeview Regional Medical Center and Tulane Lakeside Hospital will join LCMC Health
NEW ORLEANS, October 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LCMC Health and Tulane University today announced its intentions to partner to expand access to comprehensive and specialized care everywhere Southeast Louisianaenhance the region’s capabilities as a destination for medical innovation and training and provide investment and community benefits.
Upon approval of the proposed partnership, Tulane Medical Center, Lakeview Regional Medical Center and Tulane Lakeside Hospital will be acquired by HCA Healthcare and join LCMC Health. Both LCMC Health and Tulane University we value our suppliers and employees and are committed to retaining our staff in both organisations. All employees at the three hospitals – Tulane Medical Center, Tulane Lakeside Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center – will continue to work under this exciting partnership. Additionally, this partnership will bring LCMC Health and Tulane University employees new and expanded opportunities for growth and advancement.
The partnership builds on the nonprofits’ long history of collaboration to improve the health of patients and communities in New Orleans and across Louisiana. together, Tulane University and LCMC Health will advance academic medicine to improve patient care; increasing investment in innovative research, innovative technologies and life-saving treatments; expanding training opportunities for the next generation of doctors, nurses and scientists; and speed up the journey Louisiana healthcare destination.
“LCMC Health and Tulane University we have shared values and a vision for a partnership to bring the best of public health and academic medicine to all we serve,” said CEO of LCMC Health Greg Fern. “With this transformative partnership, we can build on our strong history of collaboration with our academic partners, Tulane University and Louisiana State University, to do more for our patients, communities and region together than would be possible as separate organizations. By joining forces, we will increase access to comprehensive and specialty care in our region, ensuring that all of our patients and communities receive exceptional care, right here at home.”
“Together with LCMC Health, we can combine our strengths to extend world-class academic medicine to the wider world.” New Orleans zone,” said Tulane University President Michael A. Fitts. “Academic medical centers provide the most sophisticated and high-quality care and are the birthplace of new treatments and technologies. This partnership will help drive clinical, educational and economic innovation and growth that improves the quality of life across our region.”
Improving patient care
IN suggested partnership, over the next 12-24 months the majority of services provided at Tulane Medical Center will move to nearby East Jefferson General Hospital and University Medical Center New Orleans, creating more opportunities for comprehensive, integrated care in facilities that can to support new growth and provide an improved patient experience.
This change will increase access to comprehensive care at the center New Orleans and create expanded centers for specialty care, innovation and academic medicine in both Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. As transition planning progresses, both organizations are committed to ensuring a seamless transition for patients, all of whom will continue to receive the high-quality care they need and deserve.
As part of the partnership, LCMC Health committed to an initial capital investment of 220 million dollars in the operations of East Jefferson General Hospital, Lakeview Regional Medical Center and Tulane Lakeside Hospital. These funds will be used to maintain standards of care and patient experience, invest in new equipment and facilities, and ensure these facilities attract the best and brightest medical providers.
Investing in innovation, research and revitalization
This partnership will also enable Tulane University to upgrade a single impact of 1 billion dollars on Louisiana state economy and includes the revitalization of the Charity Hospital building and the repurposing of the Tulane Medical Center building. This thriving center for cutting-edge research and innovation will include a new nursing program, clinical research programs, undergraduate education space, master’s programs in public health, social work, professional advancement and medicine, along with new research space. Through these initiatives, Tulane University will add about 2,300 jobs New Orleans and Louisiana.
Together, LCMC Health and Tulane University will build on their ongoing commitment to meaningful community partnerships, including work with the Louisiana Department of Health’s Family Connects/maternal health initiative, Children’s Hospital New Orleans’ ThriveKids program, and Tulane University Community Engagement Alliance of Louisiana (LA-CEAL).
LCMC Health and Tulane University filed an intent to transition to this combined structure with the Louisiana Department of Justice. A review by the Louisiana Department of Justice and a public comment period will take place over the next 90 days. LCMC Health and Tulane University we expect the agreement to be finalized late this year or early next year, pending regulatory and management approvals with transition planning and follow-up activities.
For more information, please visit www.lcmchealth.org/extraordinarytogether.
About LCMC Health
Established in 2009, LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based not-for-profit hospital system serving the healthcare needs of the Gulf Coast region. LCMC Health currently operates Children’s Hospital New Orleans, East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, Univ New Orleans Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center.
regarding Tulane University
Founded in 1834, Tulane University is one of the highest-ranked and sought-after universities in the country. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a select group of the 63 leading research universities in the United States and Canada with “excellent graduate and professional education and research programs.” Tulane it is also ranked by the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching as a “very high research activity” university. Of the more than 4,300 higher education institutions rated by the foundation, Tulane remains in a prestigious category that includes only two percent of universities nationwide.
SOURCE LCMC Health