Touro Infirmary celebrates its 160th anniversary caring for generations of families in New Orleans.
|Cathy Kahn, Touro Archivist and Gabby Nagle, Foundation Board Member, discuss the hospital's history and Touro's Here For Life Gala.
Judah Touro, founder of Touro Infirmary, saw a need for medical care for newly arrived German and Irish immigrants, slaves and sailors who docked in the city. From that dedication to provide quality healthcare to the community, Touro Infirmary opened as the first not-for-profit and faith-based hospital in the city August 18, 1852. What started as a cow pasture on Prytania has grown into a beautiful staple of the New Orleans community with numerous medical offerings from maternity
, and cancer
Built on a tradition of excellent care, community involvement and faith, Touro continues to maintain its role as a vital institution for healthcare in our city. Here’s to another 160 years of tradition, support and quality healthcare.