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April 17, 2009

Is LSU Lying About the Condition of Charity Hospital After the Flood?

LSU claims that Charity Hospital suffered greater than 50% damage due to the Federal Flood of New Orleans, 8/29/05, as a justification for their abandoning the hospital in order to build a new medical complex in Lower Mid-City and thus displacing 20+ blocks of homes and businesses (not counting what the new VA Hospital will displace if LSU’s dream is realized).

Recently date-stamped photos emerged of Charity in the weeks after the Flood- here.

LSU is lying about the scenario as per the condition of Charity post-Flood. The tax-payers will have to cough up $100s of millions more so that LSU can get the glittering complex they have wanted for years and millions more to destroy a Historic neighborhood.

Just tell LSU- “NO”!


  1. It’s pretty damn outrageous isn’t it?

    Comment by e — April 18, 2009 @ 1:32 am

  2. This is beyond outrageous… it is extortion. LSU fabricates information in order to say Charity is dead and they need a new hospital, and then they seek to milk the taxpayers and leverage their position for having a new jewel to highlight their “system of higher education”. Thank the Goddess that I don’t subscribe to their “higher” mindset.

    I can think of many more worthwhile projects for what could amount to $500M that LSU will need from us to get their prize instead of fixing Charity.

    I also believe that there should be a criminal investigation of all of this good old Red Stick B/S.

    Huey would have had their asses in a sling over this.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — April 18, 2009 @ 2:51 am

  3. No doubt there was some damage sustained by the building ,but it would certainly be cheaper and faster to repair this beautiful ,historic landmark than to build a new hospital.
    I was in the hospital just before Katrina struck. In fact I had an uncle die on the roof after the storm, waiting for the rescue helicopters. They were across the street rescuing the cleaning crew from Tulane insteade of worrying about the critical care patients at Charity ! I remember being impressed with every thing about Charity; the staff,the level of care,the compassion,and the archetecture of the building itself.
    This institution should and could have been re-opened in six months to a year after the storm. how many people have suffered and died needlessly because of LSU playing politics ?
    Lets ban together and save this treasure before its too late !

    Comment by Jerry Case — April 18, 2009 @ 9:01 pm

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