May 21, 2014 8:10 AM by AP
Hospital officials say the new $20 million Ochsner Iberville Medical Complex will be open for business on Dec. 1.
Located just south of town on a 27-acre site off La. 1, The Advocate reports the building is more than 60 percent complete.
Ochsner's CEO, Eric McMillen, told the Iberville Parish Council Tuesday night, the clinic will feature a free-standing 24/7 emergency department with 20 patient exam/procedure rooms. McMillen says officials anticipate seeing 10,000 to 12,000 emergency patients a year. He says two trauma rooms and a segregated decontamination unit are included in the clinic, because of the nearby chemical plants.
Ochsner also will be hiring 50 to 60 employees. McMillen reassured the council and small audience they would be hiring many local workers.