State Lays Out New Details for Hospital Partnerships
Description: Louisiana Health Secretary Bruce Greenstein today provided more details of who will be involved in changing the way public hospitals are managed in our state. Greenstein said the non-profit group that runs Children' s Hospital and Touro Infirmary in New Orleans will also run Interim LSU Public Hospital, and then the University Medical Center that is under construction on Tulane Ave. It will replace Interim LSU Public Hospital. The new $1.1 billion dollar hospital will have 424 beds. . The Louisiana Children's Medical Center is the name of the non-profit that will add University Medical Center to its umbrella. The chief administrator is Steve Worley, but administrators from Touro and Children's make up the group. It appears likely that administrators from University will also join the management team.
In Lafayette, Lafayette General Health System will join forces with University Medical Center. The management of Lafayette General will take over the management of University Medical Center.
In Terrebonne Parish, Ochsner Health System will take over the management of the Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma.
LSU doctors and residents will still provide patient care. A spokesperson for Children's Hospital, Brian Landry says their fiscal officers are confident the money will be available to keep all three hospitals in their system afloat, despite massive state and federal budget cuts.
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