Iberville Parish says new hospital possible

POSTED: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:14pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 12:00am

The public will soon get a say on a plan to build a new hospital in Iberville parish.

Iberville has been without a health facility for about a year now.
The old River West Hospital was severely damaged during hurricane gustav, and shut down after months of financial issues.

It's appraised at $1.05 million dollars.
The owners said that price too low to sell.

So instead of using federal hurricane relief money to fix River West parish leaders want to use the funds to build a new facility.

Iberville Parish has about $25 million dollars in federal relief money to spend on parish-wide projects.
A new hospital would run about $15 million dollars.

Parish leaders have scheduled a public meeting for May 18 at 6 PM.