Lindy Boggs Medical Center, formerly known as Mercy Hospital and also known as Lindy Boggs Hospital, is a now-abandoned 187-bed acute care hospital operated by Tenet Healthcare located in Mid-City New Orleans, Louisiana. The hospital provided many services, including emergency care, critical care, and organ transplantation services.History
Mercy Hospital was founded in the 1920s. In the 1990s, Mercy Hospital merged with Southern Baptist Hospital, and the two hospitals operated together as Mercy-Baptist Medical Center. The hospital was subsequently acquired by Tenet Healthcare and renamed Lindy Boggs Medical Center in honor of Democratic Congresswoman and Ambassador Lindy Boggs, who became the first woman in Louisiana to be elected to the House of Representatives.Hurricane KatrinaWhen Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005, the hospital was at full census. Many employees' and patients' families decided to take shelter at the facility as well,
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