The 11-member board that will have the final say on the plan to issue $400 million of revenue bonds to build Louisiana’s new $1.2 billion, 462-bed teaching hospital in New Orleans got its first permanent member this week.

New Orleans real estate developer Darryl Berger will represent Tulane University on the board established to finance, build, and operate the University Medical Center in the Mid-City neighborhood. The facility will replace Charity Hospital, which was destroyed by flooding following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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