BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The new chief of the LSU health care system says he's hoping to detail plans for new and reworked cuts across the public hospitals to the university's governing board next week. Frank Opelka, LSU's executive vice president for health care and medical education redesign, is... more »
The LSU Health System has a number, but no plan, on how to strip $329 million from the hospital system. The cuts total $523 million for the state's health care system, handed down by Governor Bobby Jindal's administration last week. Of that, two-thirds falls on the LSU Healthcare System.
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Don't light up or take a chew of tobacco at the LSU Health Sciences Center. That's the word from LSU officials who say the center's New Orleans campus has adopted a zero-tolerance policy on the use of tobacco products inside the buildings or outside on the center's grounds. The policy... more »
As University Medical Center plans to make $4 million in cuts, by closing clinics and laying off possibly 80 employees, hospital officials worry what the next fiscal year could bring.
Labor and Delivery will be closing its doors, along with Inpatient Pediatrics, Kidmed and the Detox unit. Others, like... more »
The LSU Health System Board of Directors made drastic statewide cuts Friday afternoon. Thousands of patients will be affected and over six hundred jobs lost in LSU hospitals. While Lafayette's University Medical Center seemed to weather this storm better than other hospitals, there are still tough times ahead.
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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - LSU Health Shreveport has lost what amounts to a $25.6 million savings account because of state budget woes. It is reported that state health officials will use federal money generated by LSU Health Shreveport hospital operations to replace state general funds in the state Health and... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - There won't be any raises - again - at the LSU medical, hospital and research complex in Shreveport. LSU Health Shreveport says foregoing raises for a third year is among steps to deal with a $12.8 million budget shortfall. The Times reports that the complex also... more »