FIRST NEW HOSPITAL SINCE HURRICANE KATRINA OPENS IN GREATER NEW ORLEANS
CHALMETTE, LA. — St. Bernard Parish Hospital, the first full-service hospital built in greater New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina seven years ago, opened recently. The $91 million, three-story, 113,300-square-foot, 40-bed hospital and a three-story, 69,000-square-foot medical office building are located at 800 W. Judge Perez Dr. in Chalmette, five miles southeast of downtown New Orleans. St. Bernard Parish Hospital Service District (HSD) owns both facilities and Brookfield, Wis.-based Hammes Co. is the program manager for the publicly owned hospital that includes a 10-bed intensive care unit. The medical office building houses physician suites, outpatient rehabilitation and administrative offices. The facilities are located on an 11.5-acre site donated by Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation. The HSD has an option on another eight-acre donation from the foundation.