UMC New Orleans Exterior Shot


Designed around lessons learned during Hurricane Katrina, all critical functions of University Medical Center New Orleans are located at least 21 feet above base flood elevation. With storm-resistant technology and emergency electrical backup power, UMC New Orleans is capable of withstanding the impacts of a major hurricane, including the force of a 2x4 hitting the exterior at 200 miles per hour, while still remaining in operation for up to a week with virtually no outside support or backup supplies. (Photo credit: NBBJ/Sean Airhart)