Campus News

New Orleans teaching hospital gets $475 million from federal agency

A federal arbitration panel ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give $475 million toward helping rebuild Charity Hospital in New Orleans, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The hospital, which is used as a teaching facility by Louisiana State and Tulane universities, was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The state argued that it needed to be rebuilt, while FEMA offered to pay $150 million toward repairs, saying that the damage was not as severe as the state claimed.