In Algiers -- a new medical facility. St. Luke's Medical Center opened today, giving Orleans Parish close to 50 more hospital beds, more than 100 Medicare and Medicaid nursing beds, nearly 20 geriatric psychiatric beds, hospice beds and more. Experts say New Orleans still has only about 60 percent of the hospital beds it needs. "About 15 hundred beds more or less. We have about 900 beds in the city so we are about six or seven hundred beds short," says Orleans Parish Medical Director Kevin Stephens.
Posted: 2009-10-21 00:00:00