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Tensions emerge in LSU hospital privatization in Shreveport

1 year 7 months 1 day ago March 27, 2015 Mar 27, 2015 Friday, March 27 2015 March 27, 2015 11:16 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - A review done for LSU says the privatization deal struck for the university's Shreveport hospital threatens the health of the nearby medical school.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration turned over control of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana in October 2013.

ECG Management Consultants reviewed the relationship between the LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport and the foundation, which runs the hospitals as University Health.

The consultants' report says the relationship places the medical school "at risk."

ECG completed its report in November, but it hadn't been released publicly. The Associated Press obtained a copy through a records request to Treasurer John Kennedy's office, which had received the findings.

A University Health spokesman said the hospital manager hadn't seen the report and couldn't comment.

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