The Katrina Memorial in New Orleans is a sobering reminder of the devastation the city endured during Hurricane Katrina. This memorial pays respects to the 1,100 people that perished during this natural disaster.
Since its establishment as a medical institution in 1736, the New Orleans Charity Hospital continually served for 279 years as the only hospital in the city of New Orleans and the parishes of southwestern Louisiana that was dedicated to the treatment of indigent and low-income patients. This ended in 2005 due to damages suffered from Hurricane Katrina. The original Charity Hospital, L’Hôpital des Pauvres de la Charité, was completed in 1737