Posted: Sep 5, 2012 2:55 PM
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE- Another top leader of LSU's health care system is being replaced, as the Jindal administration pushes the university-run network of hospitals and clinics to change its approach to providing services.
Roxane Townsend will no longer lead the LSU Health Care Services Division, which runs seven of the 10 university public hospitals.
LSU announced the leadership change Wednesday, without explanation.
The move comes fewer than two weeks after the LSU System's top health care leader, Fred Cerise, was ousted from his job after clashing with the Jindal administration about budget cuts. Townsend was a close ally of Cerise, who was replaced by Frank Opelka.
Townsend wouldn't say whether she was asked to leave, but said Opelka needs to have people with him that he and the governor's office will trust.