"The area where New Orleans is setting the pace, medical facilities, is where Simonson says construction demand is likely to intensify. Work is already under way on the nearly $1 billion Veterans Affairs hospital in Mid-City and plans continue to evolve for the University Medical Center. While its final size remains up for debate, all signs point to a hospital being built next to the VA’s facility."
All signs do not point to a hospital being built next to the VA's facility. This excerpt from a CityBusiness piece, posted yesterday at 9:00 a.m., should have reflected the previous day's news about the alternate UMC plan because it rendered the author's statement significantly less valid.
Then again...there's been this connection noted for several years now.