For those with ALS, there is a specially-designed living space called the Team Gleason House, built for people with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS and MS. Larry describes it as an imaginative project that is meant to have the look and feel of a home, and not a nursing home. Larry has been the Chief Executive Officer of the St. He holds a Master of Health Care Administration degree from Tulane University.Margaret’s served its residents at the former Bywater Hospital before completing construction on its new site at the old Lindy Boggs Hospital on Bienville in 2012. Its apartment-like rooms are built around communal living spaces that include a kitchen and a dining area. The first floor of the new facility has received a great deal of attention. The new facility occupies 115,000 square feet of the old hospital and provides a home to 112 Elders. Margaret’s was forced to rebuild.
Larry Stansberry of New Orleans was there for the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when its facilities were destroyed and, like so much of the Crescent City. He came to the health care provider Margaret’s in 2001 and turned the system around. It is with the help of a project of the Gleason Foundation, started by former New Orleans Saint football player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. “My business intends to provide excellent health care to all, including the poor, frail and elderly,” says Larry, and he has done so with his system for over fifteen years now.