hospitals http://wwno.org en Christus Health To Close Main Shreveport Hospital http://wwno.org/post/christus-health-close-main-shreveport-hospital Christus Health will close its Christus Schumpert St. Mary's Place medical complex in Shreveport and consolidate many services into its Highland Medical Center in Shreveport. CEO Stephen Wright announced at a news conference Monday that the cost cutting move will eliminate 200 jobs over the next two years, trimming its workforce by about 10 percent. Tue, 21 May 2013 14:07:00 +0000 editor 35803 at http://wwno.org La. Hospital Privitization Costs Still Foggy After Auditor's Report http://wwno.org/post/la-hospital-privitization-costs-still-foggy-after-auditors-report <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers that have fought the Administration for more power in the process of privatizing the state’s charity hospitals may get their wish as they consider funding for the cost of laying off hospital workers.</span><div><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/05/051413_EvenAfterAuditPrivitizationAnswersUnclear_FINAL.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to a report by the state auditor’s office, the privatization will cost the state 42 million dollar in leave payouts and unemployment payments.&#160;</span></div><div> Tue, 14 May 2013 13:41:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 35308 at http://wwno.org Ochsner's Transplant Team Heralded http://wwno.org/post/ochsners-transplant-team-heralded <div><div><div>The Multi-Transplant Institute Team at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans was recognized as Number One in the U.S. for the year 2012 by CareChex, based on mortality and complication rates.</div><div>&#160;</div><div>Dr. Nigel Girgrah, Liver Transplant Director, says Ochsner's Living Donor Program helps prevent deaths of patients on the waiting list by reducing wait times.</div></div></div><div>&#160;</div><div><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/05/convoinmed_girgahFIXED.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sun, 12 May 2013 12:42:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 35155 at http://wwno.org Bill To Create Hospitalization Stablization Formula Passes With Few Details http://wwno.org/post/bill-create-hospitalization-stablization-formula-passes-few-details The House Appropriations Committee has approved a <a href="http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=835242&#38;n=HB532%20Original">proposed constitutional amendment</a> that seeks to try and maintain the level of funding to hospitals that take Medicaid patients. &#160;<p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:04:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 33311 at http://wwno.org Thibodaux Hospital Plans $63M Wellness Center http://wwno.org/post/thibodaux-hospital-plans-63m-wellness-center <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Thibodaux Regional Medical Center is moving forward with plans to build a $63 million wellness center that will focus on preventative health care with an education and fitness focus.</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 03:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27215 at http://wwno.org New Orleans East Groundbreaking Heralds Return of Hospital http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-east-groundbreaking-heralds-return-hospital <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Archbishop Gregory Aymond are among the dignitaries set to take part in the groundbreaking for a facility aimed at bringing full hospital service back to the New Orleans East area.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The $130 million project is to be constructed on the site of the former Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26922 at http://wwno.org Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge Celebrates 300K Births http://wwno.org/post/womans-hospital-baton-rouge-celebrates-300k-births <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Woman's Hospital is celebrating and welcoming its 300,000th baby.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The infant — a boy — was born Thursday at 5:58 a.m.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26920 at http://wwno.org Work Strengthens Houma Hospital Against Future Storms http://wwno.org/post/work-strengthens-houma-hospital-against-future-storms <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Repairs are underway to strengthen Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center against future hurricanes.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The work, which includes replacement of hospital freight elevators, windows and exterior walls, will be paid for with Federal Emergency Management Agency grant money and state infrastructure dollars.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26742 at http://wwno.org Groundbreaking Set For New Orleans East Hospital http://wwno.org/post/groundbreaking-set-new-orleans-east-hospital <p>A groundbreaking will be held at 2 p.m., marking the start of a new full-service hospital for New Orleans East. It’s a major step forward in Hurricane Katrina recovery. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 25411 at http://wwno.org LSU seeking hospital partners amid funding woes http://wwno.org/post/lsu-seeking-hospital-partners-amid-funding-woes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The head of the LSU System, William Jenkins, says he&#39;s talking to private hospital leaders about ways to partner and keep the university-run hospitals open despite ongoing budget woes.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">But he acknowledged Monday that with shrinking funding and large numbers of uninsured patients, LSU will have a lot of persuading to do.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:26:43 +0000 MELINDA DESLATTE | The Associated Press 17811 at http://wwno.org