This is the first of several contracts to provide a new state-of-the-art VA medical center consisting of an inpatient hospital, outpatient clinic, diagnostic and treatment facility, rehabilitation facility, administrative space and research laboratories.
The contract also calls for a 2,000-car parking garage, energy plant, utilities, road and lighting. The new VA medical center will be located on Canal Street in the mid-city section of New Orleans.
Last year, VA spent nearly $1.5 billion in Louisiana on behalf of the state's 312,000 Veterans. VA operates medical centers in Alexandria and Shreveport, plus outpatient clinics and Vet Centers across the state and three national cemeteries.