Tulane Health System said in a news release Wednesday that it’s downtown New Orleans Tulane Medical Center will start on a $6 million renovation.
The renovation includes a brand new bone marrow transplant unit, which will add eight rooms and private bathrooms and showers, a secure water supply, and an exercise and fitness facility for patients.
The rest of the money will go towards renovating three medical/surgical units and adding a 128-slice CT scanner and 3 Tesla MRI scanner. The CT scanner will be able to provide 3-D images of any organ and the new MRI scanner will offer better image clarity with shorter scan times.
The location of the Tulane Medical School was once the New Orleans Chinatown. The medical center traces its history to 1834, when the medical school now known as the Tulane University School of Medicine opened. The current hospital opened in 1976 as the Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, and was subsequently purchased by HCA in 1995.