Edwards and 1 LSU hospital manager haven't reached deal
BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has reached renegotiated deals with all but one of the operators of the charity hospitals and patient services previously managed by LSU.
Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said seven of the eight hospital operators had agreed to reworked terms Friday.
The Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana that runs LSU's hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe hasn't signed off on the Edwards administration's offer. Dardenne says BRF was given an extra day to decide. The deadline is Friday evening.
The Edwards administration has been renegotiating the deals for months, saying the privatization contracts done by former Gov. Bobby Jindal included terms that are too costly and unfavorable to Louisiana.
Dardenne says the renegotiated arrangements include fixed dollar amounts for each hospital and new data collection requirements.