LSU looking for private health care partnerships

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Posted: Sep 7, 2012 2:35 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: baton rouge, lsu, board, supervisors, health, jindal

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors is poised to start a search for private investors and health care companies who might be interested in running some of the university's hospitals, as the Jindal administration pushes for governance changes.

The board on Friday is considering a proposal to solicit ideas for private partnerships for its public hospitals in Shreveport, Monroe and Pineville.

LSU leaders are looking for ways to cut costs at the university-run hospitals and network of clinics after Gov. Bobby Jindal stripped a quarter of the health care system's funding. Jindal has said LSU must change its model of providing services.

The university is considering whether to sell or lease some of its facilities to private health care companies, in arrangements that could still allow for the medical training programs.

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