Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Community Speaks Out in Favor of Restoring Charity Hospital

Last night a standing room only overflow crowd of residents, neighborhood leaders, healthcare advocates and others spoke out in favor of restoring Charity Hospital in New Orleans.

The audience heard the details of a plan to build a world-class, state of the art academic medical center inside the four walls of Charity Hospital for hundreds of millions of dollars less years earlier than LSU's plan to demolish the historic Lower Mid City neighborhood to build an unsustainable $1.2 billion medical center.

The meeting was hosted by the ReBuild Center at St. Joseph's Church and was sponsored by the Committee to ReOpen Charity Hospital, Louisiana ACORN, the United Teachers of New Orleans and C3.

Sheldon Fox of ABC26 News reports:

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