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Jul 30, 2010 4:47 PM by Melissa Canone

Lafayette Attorney Chair of NOLA Public Hospital

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette attorney and funeral home
director will chair the governing board for the public hospital to
be built in New Orleans.
LSU System President John Lombardi named Elaine Abell on
Thursday to chair the University Medical Center Management Corp.
Abell said its first meeting will be sometime in August.
The Legislature created the private non-profit hospital
corporation to oversee the replacement for Charity Hospital and the
interim hospital opened after Hurricane Katrina.
Abell is president of the board of directors for Fountain
Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery. She graduated from LSU Law
Center and is on the boards of several charities and commissions
and the LSU Research and Technology Foundation. She also was on the
LSU Board of Supervisors from 1988-1994.

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