Health care facilities operate to keep people alive and healthy. Through nearly $900 million in recovery grants to hospitals, clinics and nursing homes, FEMA has worked to resuscitate this important public sector within Louisiana.
These funds continue to enable the return of critical services and facilities within Louisiana’s communities. For example, FEMA has provided approximately $101 million for the Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division Interim Hospital, which currently serves as the only level 1 trauma center in southeastern Louisiana. In addition, FEMA has funded more than $580 million to Louisiana’s Office of Facility Planning and Control for recovery-related work throughout its various health care facilities. One of these, Ochsner Health Center located in Algiers, celebrated its grand opening this year.
Many other crucial medical facilities, such as blood banks and nursing homes, have too received FEMA aid. For instance, FEMA has provided the Blood Center nonprofit $5.4 million to replace their Katrina-damaged facility, and $14.4 million was given to Lafon Nursing Home to replace and elevate its facility.
Katrina and Rita Recovery
$900 million in FEMA grants to hospitals, clinics and nursing homes statewide
- $821.6 million for 263 hospitals and health clinics
- $58.3 million for 26 nursing homes
- $5.5 million for the New Orleans Blood Center