Baton Rouge General and Ochsner Health System end partnership plans
BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge General and Ochsner Health System announced that they will end their plans to form a partnership.
The two health systems signed a Letter of Intent to form a partnership in March.
However, on Friday a statement was released by Ochsner President and CEO Warner Thomas, along with Edgardo Tenreiro, acting CEO of Baton Rouge General Medical Center, stating the end of talks of the partnership.
"Baton Rouge General and Ochsner Health System have jointly decided not to continue our partnership discussions. Both organizations remain financially and operationally strong and are committed to improving the health of the patients and communities we serve. We remain open to continuing to explore other opportunities to provide value for our patients."
The partnership was to help focus on providing additional medical services to patients such as urgent care clinics, home health inpatient and outpatient services and more, health officials said back in March.