05.25.12 The new University Medical Center in New Orleans may have a name before its construction is finished. Thanks to the state House of Representatives, the medical center will be named in honor of the late Rev. Avery Alexander of New Orleans, a former state lawmaker and civil rights leader in the area.
The House approved the name in Senate Bill 304 by Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans on a 95-0 vote. The bill cleared the Senate 35-0 on April 2.