LSU board to discuss dispute with hospital manager
BATON ROUGE - An ongoing financial disagreement between LSU and the manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals will be talked about by the university system's governing board.
LSU claims it's owed more than $25 million for services rendered from the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as BRF. An LSU lawyer sent a collection letter, saying BRF's refusal to pay has created problems for the Shreveport medical school.
In response, the research foundation has disputed the amount it owes. BRF says it has paid LSU $6.4 million for the back-owed debts so far, while negotiations continue.
The LSU Board of Supervisors was scheduled to discuss the disagreement Thursday. An agenda for the meeting said the discussion could be done behind closed doors because "the matters at issue may result in litigation."
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