Thank you to all who have signed the petition and helped to gather more signatures. We now have over 10,000 signatures! We will continue collecting signatures until Mayor Landrieu agrees to meet with us.
In the meantime, New Orleans City Councilman Jon Johnson has requested a presentation on Charity Hospital at the upcoming Healthcare and Social Services Meeting. Johnson seeks information and reasons as to why re-opening Charity Hospital would be appropriate.
Please join us in making the case that Charity Hospital should be refurbished and re-opened as outlined in the RMJM Hillier study. Under that plan, re-opening the existing Charity Hospital building will provide New Orleans with a state-of-the-art medical facility that does not require the destruction of historic neighborhoods in Lower Mid-City and reduces a glaring sense of vacancy in the CBD and existing Medical District. It is not too late to do the right thing, and we appreciate Councilman Johnson's willingness to listen.
The meeting will be held this week on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers. According to Johnson's staff, the meeting will also include a question and answer session. We encourage you to come and lend your voice.