University Medical Center
The University Medical Center replaces the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, which closed after sustaining serious flood damage during Hurricane Katrina. Located on Canal Street in downtown New Orleans, the 424-bed medical center is the cornerstone of an expanding medical district intended to attract the world’s top medical professionals while delivering high-quality care and advanced research. As the only Level One Trauma Center in Southeast Louisiana, UMC serves as an important referral center for both severely injured patients and community hospitals throughout the region. Wharton-Smith provided general contracting services as a subcontractor to Skanska.