New Orleans, La. – Mayor Nagin is a big supporter of putting a new teaching hospital next one to be built by the VA in Lower Mid City. But the state is halting the process of getting the land until LSU, Tulane Unversity and the state can agree on how it will be run, and who will be in charge. Nagin says the delay doesn't mean the project is dead.
Many in Lower Mid City and others oppose the new state medical center, instead fighting for the reopening of Charity Hospital, which has been closed since Hurricane Katrina.
State officials say the delay should not affect the VA hospital proceeding as planned.