Haggling over on tweaking LSU hospital privatization deals
BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is making its final offer Thursday to the operator of LSU's hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe for a renegotiated contract with the state.
The governor has been trying to rework the privatization deals that turned over patient care previously handled by LSU at its hospitals and clinics to outside managers.
Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says Thursday's presentation to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana is the last offer to be made. Renegotiated contracts have been proposed in closed-door meetings with the other private hospital operators previously.
Dardenne wouldn't provide details about what changes are being sought in the north Louisiana hospitals' deal or any others. But he said negotiations are over and hospital operators can either take or leave the reworked arrangements offered.
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