LSU hospitals http://wwno.org en Forced Charity: LSU Hospital System Makeover http://wwno.org/post/forced-charity-lsu-hospital-system-makeover <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="Baton Rouge General Mid City" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/BRG_Mid-City.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/03/032614_ForcedCharity_SLfeature.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>It’s been nearly a year since the state started implementing public-private partnerships for the LSU Hospital System, formerly known as Louisiana’s Charity Hospitals. The plan was pushed as a cost-saver for the state. How is it working out? Good for some and not so good for others—with patients and hospital caregivers caught in the middle. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 57016 at http://wwno.org Federal Regulators Haven't Decided On LSU Hospital Deals http://wwno.org/post/federal-regulators-havent-decided-lsu-hospital-deals <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Most of LSU's charity hospitals and clinics have been turned over to private managers. But federal officials still haven't decided whether they'll agree to the financing plans that are being used to pay the new hospital operators.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:48:37 +0000 The Associated Press 52462 at http://wwno.org Safety-net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe go private http://wwno.org/post/safety-net-hospitals-shreveport-and-monroe-go-private <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="BRF president Dr. John George and its board chairman Steve Skirvanos, stand at the podium to reveal the name of the newly privatized hospital at a ceremony Tuesday." typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201310/University_Health.JPG" alt="" /><p>Handshakes, hugs and thank yous marked the Oct.&#160;1 handover of LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana or BRF. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:39:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 45108 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 LSU Hospitals Leader Concerned About Employee Drop http://wwno.org/post/lsu-hospitals-leader-concerned-about-employee-drop <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">LSU's hospitals chief says employees of the public hospital system are quitting in higher numbers than expected as the Jindal administration and university leaders privatize management of many LSU-run facilities.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:09:21 +0000 The Associated Press 28556 at http://wwno.org Local Partnerships Key To LSU Hospital Privatization http://wwno.org/post/local-partnerships-key-lsu-hospital-privatization As privatization moves forward, the LSU hospital system is focused on partnering with health care providers already operating in the communities where LSU facilities are.<p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:24:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 28111 at http://wwno.org 416 LSU Patients Notified of Possible ID Theft http://wwno.org/post/416-lsu-patients-notified-possible-id-theft <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The LSU hospital system has notified 416 patients that their checking account numbers and other personal information has been stolen and may have been used to make counterfeit checks.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Spokesman Marvin McGraw says the information was found in the home of a former employee arrested in November.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:39:40 +0000 The Associated Press 25820 at http://wwno.org New plan for LSU health cuts could come next week http://wwno.org/post/new-plan-lsu-health-cuts-could-come-next-week <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">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.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:53:37 +0000 The Associated Press 20734 at http://wwno.org LSU looking for private health care partnerships http://wwno.org/post/lsu-looking-private-health-care-partnerships <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The new head of the LSU health care system says he might rework the cuts his predecessor made across the public hospitals and enact deeper slashing at some facilities, as the university-run health network braces for continued drops in funding.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:42:18 +0000 The Associated Press 19668 at http://wwno.org Fred Cerise removed as LSU health care leader http://wwno.org/post/fred-cerise-removed-lsu-health-care-leader <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The LSU System's top health care leader has been ousted from his role overseeing the university's network of public hospitals and clinics.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Fred Cerise had clashed with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration over budget cuts that stripped hundreds of millions of dollars from the LSU safety net health care system.</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 17:14:25 +0000 MELINDA DESLATTE | The Associated Press 18504 at http://wwno.org