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Council delays Louisiana hospital decision

New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 3, 2008

The St. Bernard Parish Council has delayed a decision on shifting more than $13 million of federal money toward construction of a new hospital in the Louisiana parish, amid concerns that the money would slight other parish development projects. The hospital debate added to months of wrangling between the council and a public board appointed to oversee financing and construction of a hospital. St. Bernard has been without a hospital since Hurricane Katrina destroyed Chalmette Medical Center.