May 22, 2013 6:21 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a plan to buy the old Woman's Hospital on Airline Highway and turn it into a public safety complex.
Wednesday, Metro Council voted to spend $11 million on the facility, which will include purchasing the buildings and improvements.
Mayor-President Kip Holden has called... more »
May 21, 2013 12:30 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Hospital officials say they've treated more than 200 patients, including over 70 children, since a tornado ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb. Dozens of patients remained hospitalized Tuesday following Monday's tornado. Spokeswoman Brooke Cayot (KAY'-ot) says Integris Southwest Medical Center has seen 90 patients, including five children... more »
May 20, 2013 4:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Proposals making it more difficult to cut the rates paid to hospitals and nursing homes for taking care of Medicaid patients are nearing final passage. Support from lawmakers comes despite concerns the constitutional amendments would further limit budget areas available to cut when Louisiana has financial woes... more »
May 20, 2013 11:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's ethics board says an LSU Board of Supervisors member can serve on the governing board and also lead a private group that wants to take over operation of LSU's Shreveport hospital. The Board of Ethics signed off an advisory opinion clearing the way for Dr. John... more »
May 19, 2013 4:08 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A government report says construction of a new Veterans Affairs hospital in New Orleans is $370 million over budget and 14 months behind schedule. The Advocate reports that the hospital was initially expected to cost $625 million and be completed by December 2014. But a new report... more »
May 17, 2013 3:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - The first three LSU hospital privatization deals appear to use up 94 percent of the funding Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration set aside for eight such arrangements. That was the assessment Friday of the Legislative Fiscal Office, a nonpartisan office that provided an update to the Senate Finance... more »
May 15, 2013 12:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - Senators told members of the LSU Board of Supervisors that they want an explanation for why the university system's former hospitals chief, Fred Cerise, was directed not to attend a legislative hearing to discuss plans to privatize the LSU hospitals. Sen. Ed Murray, D-New Orleans, said he... more »
May 8, 2013 12:39 PM
WASHINGTON - The government is shedding light on the mystery of just how high a hospital bill might go - and whether it's cheaper to get that care across town. The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday listed thousands of hospitals' charges for 100 common Medicare services. There... more »
May 2, 2013 6:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said it would be up to the Metro Council to decide the location of its headquarters.
EBRSO was slated to move into a facility at the airport in October. Moving day was then pushed to January... more »
April 18, 2013 1:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't seek legislative approval of his administration's LSU hospital privatization agreements, though both the House and Senate have voted that they want such decision-making authority. Jindal said Thursday that he believes the legislative resolutions that have received support in the House and... more »
April 17, 2013 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement that would allow private companies to manage and operate public hospitals in New Orleans and Lafayette. The Advocate reports the "cooperative endeavor agreements" approved Wednesday call for the changes to begin June 24, a week before the end... more »
April 16, 2013 7:33 AM
BOSTON - A doctor at a hospital where victims of the Boston Marathon explosions were taken says an X-ray of one victim showed what could be small ball bearings throughout the injury. Three people were killed and more than 140 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the finish... more »
April 15, 2013 8:10 AM
BATON ROUGE - The capital city enters a new era of health care Monday as a longstanding medical facility has closed its doors for good.
Earl K. Long was forced to shut down due to state budget cuts and changes in the LSU Health System.
The hospital has... more »
April 12, 2013 4:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - In less than three days, Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital will shut its doors for good.
The hospital's closing due to changes in the LSU Health System and state budget cuts.
Officials have transferred much of the hospital's services to other hospitals and clinics around... more »
April 12, 2013 8:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital with an injury Thursday night.
Police say the victim showed up at Earl K. Long Hospital on Airline Hwy. at 10:22p.m. in a private vehicle.
They say the man was shot while driving... more »
April 11, 2013 2:06 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says Gov. Bobby Jindal's plans to privatize the LSU-run public hospitals doesn't require legislative approval under the law. The Jindal administration has said it didn't intend to seek a legislative vote for the individual privatization agreements because the law doesn't require approval.
... more »
April 10, 2013 10:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers today approved the closure of Earl K. Long Medical Center and the reimbursement shift necessary to pay a private hospital to take on the poor and uninsured.
Some lawmakers say the plan had to be approved because EKL shuts down in five days, and if... more »
April 4, 2013 6:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - It won't be long until Earl K. Long Memorial is just a memory. Due to changes in the LSU Health System and budget cuts, the hospital is closing on April 15th.
To fill that void, Our Lady of the Lake will run an urgent care center... more »
April 2, 2013 3:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state's Civil Service Commission has approved a Jindal administration plan to outsource the health care services currently provided by LSU's public hospital in Baton Rouge. The 4-2 vote by the commission Tuesday paves the way for 777 employee layoffs at Earl K. Long Medical Center. The... more »
April 1, 2013 4:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital is turning people away in anticipation of its April 15 closure date.
As of April 1, the hospital is no longer admitting patients with severe injuries who would have to be kept overnight. Those patients will be sent to other hospitals... more »
March 28, 2013 8:22 AM
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela is responding "positively" to treatments after being admitted to a hospital with a lung infection.
The office of President Jacob Zuma says in a statement that the 94-year-old former president and anti-apartheid leader went to the hospital just before midnight on... more »
March 27, 2013 5:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors has agreed to negotiate turning over operations of university-run hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to a nonprofit research foundation whose interim president sits on the LSU board. The board Wednesday backed an arrangement LSU hopes will lead to the Biomedical Research Foundation... more »
March 26, 2013 9:01 AM
NEW ORLEANS- An audit finds the Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans did not confirm patients were eligible for a federally-funded HIV program for low-income individuals and families. While the hospital has since outsourced eligibility screenings to the Department of Health and Hospitals, no plan is yet in place... more »
March 25, 2013 10:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - The special mental health emergency room located on LSU's Earl K. Long Medical Center campus is scheduled to close its doors to new patients April 8. The Mental Health Emergency Room Extension has operated as a relief valve of sorts to take pressure created by patients with... more »
March 21, 2013 12:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - Plans to privatize most of LSU's public hospitals means borrowing for repairs and construction of the health facilities will be taxable. That borrowing will cost the state more. The Bond Commission learned that bonds issued for LSU hospitals and clinics slated to be managed by private hospital... more »
March 16, 2013 10:37 AM
UNDATED - Lil Wayne says he's OK. The multiplatinum rapper was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Friday and reps confirmed he was "recovering." The rapper tweeted to his fans: "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love." A person close to the superstar's camp who asked for anonymity because... more »
March 7, 2013 11:05 AM
BATON ROUGE - Declining staff levels at LSU's Earl K. Long Medical Center and its clinics in Baton Rouge have led to a reduction of inpatient and outpatient services to the poor and uninsured. Employee departures have picked up since late January when LSU officials moved up the Long facility's... more »
March 4, 2013 9:05 AM
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II has left a central London hospital, one day after being admitted for a severe stomach bug.
She walked out of King Edward VII Hospital Monday afternoon wearing a red dress, and was driven away in a motorcade.
The hospital stay had initially been... more »
February 26, 2013 4:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - The head of Baton Rouge General's hospital system, Bill Holman, announced today he's retiring from the network.
Holman, 66, spent 48 years in the health care industry, including more than 12 with General Health System. During that time the system received numerous awards and recognitions, and... more »
February 21, 2013 12:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU football legend Billy Cannon left the hospital today after treatment for a stroke, according to the university's athletic department.
Spokesperson Herb Vincent said Cannon's family told him the former Heisman winner was on his way home. He was rushed to the hospital Tuesday from Angola... more »
February 19, 2013 10:44 PM
BATON ROUGE- Former LSU football star Billy Cannon will spend the night in ICU and doctors will assess his situation Wednesday after the legend had a stroke Tuesday afternoon. Cannon, who won the Heisman in 1959 and played for the American Football League, was rushed to the ER from Angola,... more »
February 19, 2013 1:55 PM
ANGOLA - LSU athletics officials confirmed that former Tiger football star and Heisman Award winner Billy Cannon was rushed to the hospital today after suffering a stroke.
Cannon, the 15-year director of Angola State Penitentiary's dental program, was rushed by ambulance from the prison according to Angola officials.
... more »
February 14, 2013 5:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - One couple literally tied the knot through sickness and health on this Valentine's Day.
When Green Beardon fell ill yesterday, one day before he was to wed his fiance Javonda Gibson, they called justice of the peace Moses Evans, Jr.
"Hey, I feel like 9-1-1,"... more »
February 12, 2013 4:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a Port Allen man was on his way to a Baton Rouge hospital for chest pains when he lost control of his pickup and crashed, causing a four-way wreck.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Ralph Jackson, 60, died shortly after crashing in the 5000 block... more »
February 7, 2013 6:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge General Medical Center Mid City is in the process of expanding its emergency room as LSU winds down operations at Earl K. Long Medical Center in north Baton Rouge. Maryann Rowland, a hospital spokeswoman, says the expansion comes as the Mid City hospital has been... more »
February 4, 2013 2:36 PM
LOS ANGELES - Porn star Ron Jeremy's agent says the prolific actor will likely stay at a Los Angeles hospital a while to recover from an aneurysm near his heart. Agent Mike Esterman says Jeremy isn't allowed to receive visitors or deliveries following a procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last... more »
February 1, 2013 6:37 AM
LONDON - British prosecutors say they will not press charges against two Australian DJs over the royal hoax call that preceded a nurse's suicide. Two Australian DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles, as they phoned London's King Edward VII hospital in December to ask about the... more »
January 31, 2013 10:40 AM
LOS ANGELES - A spokesman says porn star Ron Jeremy is recovering from surgery at a Los Angeles hospital after an aneurysm near his heart sent him to intensive care. Agent Mike Esterman says in an email to The Associated Press that he and others were waiting for Jeremy to... more »
January 25, 2013 2:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU is moving up the date it will close Earl K. Long Medical Center in north Baton Rouge.
LSU System Executive Vice President Frank Opelka says the facility will close in mid-April instead of November as originally planned under an agreement where patient care and medical... more »
January 23, 2013 6:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- Medicare and medicaid abuse nationally costs taxpayers tens of billions of dollars. To help prevent abuse here, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is hiring an inspector general.
DHH Secretary Bruce Greenstein says recent state audits have shown a need for greater payment controls involving Medicaid.... more »
January 21, 2013 6:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police responded out to a report of a child shot in Baton Rouge just after 6 p.m. tonight.
It happened at a home on Conrad Drive in the north part of the city. Witnesses on the scene told News 2 the child was taken to a... more »
January 18, 2013 3:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials say they have found a private operator to run the LSU hospital in Lake Charles that provides safety net care for the uninsured. The Department of Health and Hospitals announced Friday that management of LSU's W.O. Moss Regional Medical Center will be turned over... more »
January 14, 2013 10:35 AM
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has left a Houston hospital where he spent nearly two months recovering from an illness that began with a bronchitis-related cough. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 88-year-old Bush was released Monday from Methodist Hospital. He was admitted Nov. 23, the day after... more »
January 11, 2013 7:06 AM
BATON ROUGE - Woman's Hospital is celebrating and welcoming its 300,000th baby.
The infant - a boy - was born Thursday at 5:58 a.m.
Woman's delivered its first baby in November 1968, its 100,000th baby in August 1985 and its 200,000th baby in September 2000.
To celebrate... more »
January 11, 2013 6:57 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Archbishop Gregory Aymond are among the dignitaries set to take part in the groundbreaking for a facility aimed at bringing full hospital service back to the New Orleans East area.
The $130 million project is to be constructed on the... more »
January 9, 2013 9:50 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a deal to buy part of a vacant hospital and convert it into a crime-fighting compound.
Wednesday, the Metro Council green-lighted the deal to purchase buildings on the former Woman's Hospital campus on Airline Highway. The hospital moved to a new location in 2012.... more »
January 2, 2013 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been released from a New York hospital where she was treated for a blood clot in her head. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors advised her that she has been making progress on all fronts and are confident she will... more »
January 2, 2013 2:52 PM
WASHINGTON - Doctors say they expect Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make a full recovery from a blood clot in her head. They also say there has been no neurological damage from the clot, which apparently developed when Clinton fainted and fell at her home. A stomach virus... more »
January 1, 2013 8:21 AM
WASHINGTON - Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot in her head say blood thinners are being used to dissolve the clot and say they are confident she will make a full recovery.
Clinton's doctors say the former first lady didn't suffer a stroke... more »
December 26, 2012 7:01 AM
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's presidency says former leader Nelson Mandela, who has been in a hospital since Dec. 8, is looking better and in good spirits.
Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said Wednesday that 94-year-old Mandela's condition "remains as it was yesterday."
President Jacob Zuma had joined Mandela's wife,... more »
December 20, 2012 2:06 PM
NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says construction is about to start on a $130 million hospital in eastern New Orleans, which has been without a hospital since Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city in August 2005. Landrieu said in October that the U.S. Department of Housing... more »
December 17, 2012 5:14 PM
WASHINGTON - Influential Sen. Daniel Inouye, a World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, has died. The Democrat from Hawaii broke racial barriers on Capitol Hill and played key roles in congressional investigations of the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals. He had served in the Senate for 50 years... more »
December 16, 2012 3:26 PM
BATON ROUGE- A woman was attacked by a dog at the animal shelter and was rushed to an area hospital Sunday.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was bitten by a pit bull.
Reached by phone Sunday afternoon, Paula Shaw, an employee of Companion Animal Alliance,... more »
December 14, 2012 10:38 AM
CARENCRO - Deputies say a father and his adult son are both in the hospital recovering from wounds after the son allegedly attacked his father with a samurai sword. Kip Judice with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office tells The Daily World deputies were watching over 32-year-old Albert Brice Prejean of... more »
December 13, 2012 10:14 AM
LONDON - The London nurse who took the hoax call about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge apparently killed herself.
A coroner's report says a colleague and a security person found nurse Jacintha Saldanha hanging by a scarf in her room at London's King Edward VII hospital last Friday, just... more »
December 12, 2012 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Civil Service Commission approved a play to layoff 350 employees at the state-run Southeast Louisiana Hospital, a mental facility located in Mandeville.
The state is closing the hospital and allowing it to reopen under the control of private contractors. State health leaders say it's no... more »
December 12, 2012 10:33 AM
LIVONIA - A teen shot in the head during a hunting accident is doing better than expected, according to his father.
He said Brandt Torres, 15, was able to come home from the hospital Tuesday. He said his son was also talking a little bit, and would be starting... more »
December 10, 2012 5:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Less than a week after the city-parish announced plans to buy the old Woman's Hospital Campus on Airline Highway and turn it into a law enforcement headquarters and training complex, it's unclear if the Sheriff's Office is on board.
Mayor Kip Holden envisions the Woman's Hospital... more »
December 10, 2012 2:53 PM
BATON ROUGE- The nonprofit corporation that runs two private hospitals in New Orleans is taking over the operations of the city's LSU hospital and the new $1 billion public hospital set to open in two years. Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein and LSU hospital chief Frank Opelka announced the... more »
December 10, 2012 11:12 AM
BATON ROUGE- The nonprofit corporation that runs two private hospitals in New Orleans is taking over the operations of the LSU hospital in the city and the new $1 billion public hospital set to open in two years. Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein and LSU hospital chief Frank Opelka... more »
December 10, 2012 11:03 AM
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush continues to recover at a Houston hospital where he's in the third week of treatment for a bronchitis-related cough. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Monday that the 88-year-old Bush remains in stable condition. Kovacik says Bush continues to make progress but no... more »
December 7, 2012 11:50 AM
LONDON - Police in London are listing as unexplained the death of a hospital nurse whose body was found early today. The nurse was a victim of a high-profile hoax earlier this week. The hospital where she worked says Jacintha Saldanha received a phone call from two Australian radio disc... more »
December 6, 2012 2:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - City-parish and hospital officials signed a letter of intent today that makes official plans to sell the former Woman's Hospital campus to East Baton Rouge Parish.
As News 2 told you Monday , the city-parish plans to turn the 24-acre site into a public safety complex.... more »
December 5, 2012 12:29 PM
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush is undergoing more physical therapy as part of treatment for a painful cough that has forced him to stay in a Houston hospital for almost two weeks. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Wednesday that the 41st president remains in stable condition with... more »
December 5, 2012 10:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - Nearly all 1,500 state employee layoffs scheduled for January at LSU hospitals across south Louisiana have been put on hold. The delay comes as university leaders continue negotiating with private hospitals to take over some public hospital operations. The Advocate reports that LSU hospitals leader Frank Opelka... more »
December 5, 2012 7:32 AM
LONDON - The British hospital treating the former Kate Middleton admitted it was victimized by a prank call in which information on the Duchess of Cambridge's condition was given to a woman impersonating Queen Elizabeth II.
King Edward VII's hospital acknowledged Wednesday that an Australian radio station made a... more »
December 4, 2012 3:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Louisiana said today they've busted a counterfeit check ring which victimized hundreds of people, and was apparently run using financial data stolen from the LSU Hospital System.
Law enforcement agencies arrested seven people so far for being connected to the ring, and said they're... more »
December 3, 2012 6:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - The exact terms of the deal aren't yet public, but News 2 has learned the East Baton Rouge city-parish wants to buy the former Woman's Hospital campus and use it for a law enforcement complex, including a new headquarters for Baton Rouge Police.
During a budget... more »
December 3, 2012 10:13 AM
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush is starting the week in a Houston hospital where he's spent several days for treatment of a lingering cough related to bronchitis. George Kovacik with Methodist Hospital says the 88-year-old Bush remains in stable condition at the facility Monday. Aides earlier said the... more »
November 29, 2012 2:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Appraisals on a state-owned hospital in New Orleans are far short of the amount Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration had hoped to collect for the budget by leasing the site to Children's Hospital. The Jindal administration released the appraisals this week. The property valuations show New Orleans Adolescent... more »
November 29, 2012 10:49 AM
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for treatment of a lingering cough. Bush's chief of staff, Jean Becker, says the 88-year-old former president is being treated for bronchitis at Houston's Methodist Hospital. She says he was admitted last Friday and is expected to be... more »
November 28, 2012 4:38 PM
EASTON, Pa. - A prosecutor says two Pennsylvania brothers who were rushed to a hospital in September inadvertently took liquid LSD from a bottle of breath mint drops they found on the ground near their home. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Wednesday that investigators determined the boys ingested... more »
November 26, 2012 9:37 PM
WEST FELICIANA- Plans to build a new hospital here are moving forward. Monday night, a land deal was worked-out between the Parish and the group in charge of the hospital.
7.26 acres will be sold to the Hospital Board for a new facility. The property is off Hwy. 61... more »
November 26, 2012 5:59 PM
MONTZ, La. - A St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy hospitalized since an August shoot-out that killed two other deputies is back home in Montz. Chief Deputy Harold Klibert says Jason Triche returned home on Monday from a Baton Rouge hospital. Klibert says people lined streets to welcome him.... more »
November 16, 2012 9:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- Four victims of a oil platform explosion are at a burn unit, getting treatment.
The victims were transferred to Baton Rouge General Mid City from a hospital in the New Orleans area Friday evening. The hospital cannot comment specifically on the patients' injuries or care.
But,... more »
October 31, 2012 7:32 AM
PINEVILLE - State health officials have completed the transfer of psychiatric patients from a south Louisiana facility to Central Louisiana State Hospital in Pineville.
The process began in early October with the transfer of 23 female patients from Southeast Louisiana Hospital, located in Mandeville.
The transition was completed... more »
October 30, 2012 3:35 PM
NEW YORK - An official at a New York City hospital says, "Everyone here is a hero." Dr. Bernard Birnbaum, senior vice president at Tisch Hospital, today thanked crews who had worked through the night, evacuating nearly 300 patients floor-by-floor from one of the city's top hospitals after it lost... more »
October 30, 2012 2:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's doctors are complaining about a lack of detail and preparation as LSU slashes spending in cuts that affect training programs for the state's future physicians. Andy Blalock, president of the Louisiana State Medical Society, told The Advocate the cuts mean the state's "best and brightest" medical... more »
October 29, 2012 10:09 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU is planning for an expanded medical presence at its 20-acre site in south Baton Rouge.
Besides becoming home to a mini-hospital late next year, LSU's capital outlay request includes proposed construction of a medical office building as well as money to develop a master plan... more »
October 4, 2012 2:53 PM
NEW YORK - The government is warning doctors and hospitals not to use any product from the specialty pharmacy that made the steroid suspected in a meningitis outbreak.
An official with the Food and Drug Administration said tests found contamination in a sealed vial of the steroid at the... more »
October 4, 2012 11:32 AM
BATON ROUGE- The LSU governing board has agreed to deepen cuts to the university-run public hospitals by another $152 million. The cuts will fall across seven south Louisiana hospitals, eliminating dozens of inpatient beds and 1,500 jobs. Hospital system leader Frank Opelka outlined the budget cuts Thursday, and the LSU... more »
October 3, 2012 5:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - A controversial plan to close Southeast Louisiana Hospital could affect drug and alcohol treatment available to people in several parishes, including Livingston.
The privately-operated Florida Parishes Human Services Authority operates a 64-bed treatment center on the mental hospital grounds. FPHSA directors say they will not be... more »
September 21, 2012 10:43 AM
NEW YORK - ABC's "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts is already wishing to leave the hospital following her bone marrow transplant. Her oncologist, Dr. Gail Ropoz, said on the morning show that Roberts had emailed that note Friday, a day after the procedure. ABC showed a brief video clip... more »
September 12, 2012 5:58 PM
WALKER- Our Lady of the Lake opened the first emergency room in Livingston Parish today, something it says will help save lives.
"We felt there was a strong need to put something here to provide emergency care as opposed to them having to drive all the way to Essen... more »
August 24, 2012 6:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU System's top health care leader has been ousted from his role overseeing the university's network of public hospitals and clinics. Fred Cerise had clashed with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration over budget cuts that stripped hundreds of millions of dollars from the LSU safety net health... more »
August 24, 2012 4:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - A blood drive held today will ultimately help cut hospital costs for St. John Parish Sheriff's deputies injured in two shootings last week.
United Blood Services Phlebotomist Maria Irving says the blood will not necessarily be given to deputies Michael Boyington and Jason Triche in the... more »
August 24, 2012 1:22 PM
PITTSBURGH - A 19-year-old woman has been jailed on $250,000 bond and ordered to have a mental health evaluation after she was arraigned on charges of kidnapping a 3-day-old infant from a Pittsburgh hospital by pretending to be a nurse. Breona Moore, of McKeesport, was arraigned Friday by video from... more »
August 23, 2012 2:52 PM
LAFAYETTE - The old Our Lady of Lourdes hospital building will be torn down. KATC TV reports the building will not be imploded, because it's too close to neighborhoods and offices. The hospital is now accepting bids for demolition of the closed hospital, estimated to cost about 2-million dollars. A... more »
August 14, 2012 2:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is asking for an attorney general's opinion about whether Gov. Bobby Jindal can close a state-run mental health facility in St. Tammany Parish without legislative approval. Sen. Jack Donahue, a Republican from Mandeville, says closing Southeast Louisiana Hospital in a... more »
August 13, 2012 2:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - The head of the LSU System, William Jenkins, says he's talking to private hospital leaders about ways to partner and keep the university-run hospitals open despite ongoing budget woes. But he acknowledged Monday that with shrinking funding and large numbers of uninsured patients, LSU will have a... more »