Apr 30, 2013 8:35 AM by AP
The West Feliciana Parish Hospital's board of commissioners will soon investigate the suitability of parish-owned property as a location for a new health care facility focusing on outpatient care.
After months of negotiations and a narrow, April 15 purchase agreement rejection, The Advocate reports the parish Police Jury voted unanimously Monday to offer an amended agreement to sell the hospital a 7.67-acre tract on Burnett Road.
Hospital Administrator Lee Chastant said the hospital board still has to approve the agreement. The board's next regular meeting is May 16, but the board may call a special meeting earlier, he said.
If the land is deemed satisfactory for a new hospital, Chastant says the board will go back to the Police Jury to complete the sale.