NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 3, 2023) – LCMC Health and Tulane University today announced that the organizations have finalized their partnership, following approval from the Louisiana Department of Justice. Through this partnership, Tulane Medical Center, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital will join LCMC Health.
This partnership brings wide-ranging benefits to New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana by expanding access to comprehensive and specialty care, advancing academic medicine, boosting innovation and training in the region, and providing investment and other benefits to the community.
“The shared vision between LCMC Health and Tulane University to provide unparalleled patient care and medical research advancements in Southeast Louisiana made this partnership a natural fit,” said LCMC Health CEO Greg Feirn. “As we integrate our operations, we are able to make locally-based decisions that best serve the comprehensive and specialty care needs of patients in our region.”
All employees at the three HCA hospitals – Tulane Medical Center, Tulane Lakeside Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center – will continue to have jobs under the partnership as well as new and expanded opportunities for growth and advancement. The combined organization will also mean more investment in groundbreaking research, innovative technology, and lifesaving treatments.
“I can’t overstate how important this partnership will be to improving healthcare and boosting medical research in our community,” said Tulane University President Michael A. Fitts. “Combining the best community healthcare with the latest advances in academic medicine will provide the best care for our families, friends, and neighbors while helping to drive our region’s economy.”
Optimizing the Patient Experience
The integration of Tulane University’s facilities with LCMC Health will take place over the next 12-24 months. Operations at all facilities will continue as normal while LCMC Health and Tulane collaborate to ensure a seamless transition for patients, physicians, and staff.
Over time, Tulane Medical Center will shift the majority of its services to East Jefferson General Hospital and University Medical Center New Orleans. This will create expanded opportunities for comprehensive, integrated care at facilities that can support new growth and provide an enhanced patient experience.
This approach will increase access to comprehensive care in downtown New Orleans and create expanded hubs for specialty care, innovation, and academic medicine in both Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.