Tulane Medical Center
|Tulane Medical Center|
|Hospital Corporation of America|
|Location||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Affiliated university||Tulane University|
|Lists||Hospitals in Louisiana|
The Tulane Medical Center is a hospital located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Tulane Medical Center has centers covering nearly all major specialties of medicine, and is the primary teaching hospital for the Tulane University School of Medicine. The hospital is jointly owned by Hospital Corporation of America (82.5%) and Tulane University (17.5%).
The Tulane Medical Center encompasses the Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, Tulane–Lakeside Hospital, Tulane Hospital for Children, Tulane Cancer Center, Tulane Abdominal Transplant at Tulane Medical Center, Tulane-Lakeside Women’s Center, Tulane Multispecialty Center Metairie, Tulane Multispecialty Center uptown, Tulane Multispecialty Center Downtown, and the Tulane Institute for Sports Medicine.
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. The Lakeside Hospital for Women merged with Tulane University Hospital and Clinic in 2005, and changed its name to Tulane-Lakeside Hospital.