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BR General wants vote delay for EKL/OLOL merger

5 years ago March 17, 2010 Mar 17, 2010 Wednesday, March 17 2010 Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:15:33 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kristy Davis

There wasn't much optimism at the Baton Rouge General's town hall meeting on Wednesday concerning the Earl K. Long and Our Lady of the Lake merger.

Concerns ranged from the distance trauma patients must travel to whether BR General can handle extra patients. BR General CEO Bill Holman, and most of the medical professionals present, worried they are getting the short changed. Holman says the General has already taken financial hits and can't survive much more.

It's an issue of size, according to LSU System Vice President Fred Cerise. Even though BR General is joining with Tulane University as a teaching hospital, the OLOL will still be a much larger undertaking.

Still, the folks working at the General don not see the difference.

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