LSU sues operator of Shreveport, Monroe hospitals
BATON ROUGE - LSU is suing the private manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals, alleging that the operator has breached its contract.
LSU filed suit Friday against the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, or BRF. LSU seeks to oust the operator with the suit.
The suit comes only two years after hospital operations were turned over to the research foundation as part of Gov. Bobby Jindal's effort to privatize the state's charity hospital system.
In the suit, LSU alleges that BRF's actions have been "antagonistic" to LSU and the state while also undermining the reputations of the hospitals.
The university notified BRF on Thursday that it considered the hospital manager in breach of contract and demanded it withdraw as hospital operator. In response, BRF leaders vowed to sue.