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It was set to reopen in a limited capacity, with the expectation that it would be further renovated later. LSU, the school responsible for the facilities, convinced FEMA that the building ought to be a total write off and was effectively useless... despite being nearly ready for a limited reopening. For whatever reason FEMA complied, granting LSU a significant larger payout that they otherwise would have received, essentially funding building the current LSU downtown medical buildings. And Big Charity sits in the center of the downtown area now, vacant and unused
Edit: Here’s a documentary around the issue. It’s somewhat biased against LSU, but is generally reputable and make a decent enough case
Big Charity on amazon prime, the USA's oldest hospital is forced closed for profit while doctors and nurses care for people in the parking lot of that hospital.
"The corruption is mindblowing"
"An amazing documentary about Charity Hospital, Hurricane Katrina, and the corruption that followed. A MUST SEE!"
"In a rational world, those responsible for closing Charity Hospital would be in jail."
"Great story about criminal activity that should be prosecuted!"
> Big Charity
Here you go - Prime Link checking it out now.
Thanks for the heads up guys.