Rising from the Flood: The New University Medical Center in New Orleans

Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, Washington, DC, November 16, 2015, 9:45–10:45am

At the 2015 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, held this year at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC, NBBJ designer Janet Dugan and healthcare strategist Michael Kaiser will discuss the just-opened University Medical Center (UMC) in New Orleans.

A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the leaders of UMC have prepared for the future with new disaster-preparedness protocols and policies, while advancing healing and teaching. This presentation will illustrate how the lessons learned from Katrina not only applied directly to the design of the new facility, but also can benefit healthcare providers around the world.