Louisiana hospital nearly three years away
New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 6, 2008
Residents will have to wait almost three more years for a hospital in Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish, officials have announced. The parish had hoped construction on the hospital would begin later this year, but a developer told the Parish Council that the project won't begin until June. A site for the 40-bed hospital has not yet been determined but once land is secured, a six-month environmental study must be completed. Lining up state and federal funding has also caused delays.