From the inbox:
WHAT: Metro Area Community Meeting on Healthcare
Hear from healthcare professionals, neighborhood organizations, housing experts, social justice advocates and urban planning specialists.
See how the residents of Lower Mid City have struggled to restore their neighborhood after the levee failures and floods of Katrina.
See a Video documentary on Charity Hospital featuring an interview with a former Charity Emergency Room Physician.
WHERE: Holy Angels Convent Chapel
3500 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans
WHEN: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT, Saturday, March 21, 2009
Despite the fact that there has been no public input, no public hearings and no transparency of the process, LSU and Gov. Jindal are barreling ahead with a fiscally irresponsible, unsustainable proposal to destroy a recovering historic neighborhood to build an unsustainable medical center that will cost hundreds of millions more in taxpayer dollars and take at least four years more to complete than renewing, restoring and reopening Charity Hospital consistent with the RMJM/Hillier feasibility study. At the same time, the state is facing a multi-billion dollar deficit and our governor is proposing hundreds of millions in cuts to critical healthcare services.
We can have economic development and opportunities for everyone AND reopen the Avery C. Alexander Charity Hospital.
A medical district for the metro area can best be built by renewing, restoring and reopening Charity Hospital.
The crisis of delivering health care to the physically ailing and mentally ill can best be addressed by renewing, restoring and reopening Charity Hospital.
The Lower Mid City Neighborhood can best be saved by renewing, restoring and reopening Charity Hospital.
United Teachers of New Orleans, Louisiana ACORN, Holy Cross Neighborhood Association, Fabourg Marigny Improvement Association, C3/Hands Off Iberville, New Orleans Pax-Christi, the Louisiana Justice Institute, the Committee to Reopen Charity Hospital…