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New troubles erupt in LSU Shreveport hospital privatization

1 year 4 months 4 days ago June 18, 2015 Jun 18, 2015 Thursday, June 18 2015 June 18, 2015 2:24 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - Tensions again are emerging in the privatization deal for LSU's hospital in Shreveport.

The private manager of the hospital, which is operated as University Health, on Thursday accused a competitor in the region of trying to poach its doctors and paying patients.

University Health System officials said they were trying to fight contracts they expect to be considered Friday by the LSU Board of Supervisors that would have LSU doctors working at other hospital clinics to provide specialty care.

That announcement came amid a last-minute add-on to the LSU board meeting agenda that lists a possible discussion of "breach of contract" regarding the hospital privatization deal.

University Health says it hasn't been notified of any allegations of breach of contract. And LSU officials didn't immediately respond to questions Thursday.

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