Nathan Stubbs

Former President Bush visits Cameron

by Nathan Stubbs

Former President George Herbert Walker Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush will be in Cameron Parish today to commemorate the re-opening of South Cameron Memorial Hospital. The hospital, which was completely destroyed by Hurricane Rita in September of 2005, re-opened in November of last year. The Bush Clinton Katrina Fund provided $2 million – a grant administered by the Community Foundation of Acadiana – to support the workforce of South Cameron Memorial Hospital as the staff rebuilt the hospital from the ground up. President George H.W. Bush also visited Cameron in 2006  to present the hospital with the check and to help raise awareness of the recovery effort in Cameron.