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Hospital operator says LSU will declare contract breached

4 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Friday, July 10 2015 Jul 10, 2015 July 10, 2015 2:49 PM July 10, 2015 in Health
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

MONROE - The operator of hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says LSU intends to push out the group.

Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana Chairman Steve Skrivanos told the News-Star Friday after a meeting with LSU administrators that the university intends to declare that the foundation has breached its contract. That sets the stage for a lawsuit to force out the foundation, which Skrivanos says the foundation will fight.

University officials haven't outlined specific concerns with the foundation's performance. But LSU and the hospital manager have repeatedly clashed since Gov. Bobby Jindal privatized the hospitals in 2013. LSU's Shreveport medical school relies on the University Health hospital to provide physician training.

LSU officials didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. In June, supervisors authorized President F. King Alexander to take action.

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