VA Medical Center New Orleans

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System builds replacement hospital

  • Owner:
    Department of Veteran’s Affairs Offices of Construction
  • Location:
    New Orleans, LA
  • Size:
    996,245 sq ft
  • Approach:
    Design Assist
  • Scope:
    HVAC, BIM

On November 18th, 2016, the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System celebrated the grand opening of its New Orleans medical center with a ribbon cutting. Superior Air Handling manufactured and installed more than two million pounds of ductwork for the new medical campus and provided design-assist services.

This is the second major VA hospital project Superior has performed with general contractor partner Clark Construction, the first being the VA Medical Center in Las Vegas.

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the former VA Medical Center in New Orleans was unusable. Without a medical center, the VA assembled a system of out-patient clinics to treat veterans. To get in-patient or surgical care during this time, veterans were often forced to travel outside the state. The new Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Medical Center is designed to bring all veteran care back to a central location and give Louisiana veterans access to a complete range of medical, mental and social services.

Superior Air Handling was proud to be a part of this important project. The 29-acre campus covers 12 city blocks and is one of New Orleans’ largest construction projects to date. The medical center is designed to withstand natural disasters and emergencies and has 100% emergency back-up power, a secureable perimeter and emergency transport heliports and boat docks.