health care

St. Bernard Parish Hospital
9:37 am
Mon June 25, 2012

St. Bernard Hospital Nearly Open

CHALMETTE — In August the St. Bernard Parish Hospital is slated to open its doors seven years after Hurricane Katrina.

The Times-Picayune reports that the 113,000-square-foot hospital and an adjoining 60,000-square-foot medical office building are nearly ready.

For Wayne Landry, chairman of St. Bernard Parish's Hospital Service District, the opening is one of the last pieces of the parish's recovery.

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University Medical Center
10:38 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Baton Rouge Firm Gets State Hospital Contract

Swedish developer Skanska and joint venture partner MAPP Construction, a Baton Rouge-based construction firm, have secured the second piece of the state contract for the new University Medical Center in New Orleans. Skanska said the second portion of the contract is for $130 million and Skanska's share is $118 million.

Budget Cuts
1:54 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Senators reverse most of House budget cuts

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Senate's budget-writing committee refused to agree to deep cuts pushed by House Republicans for next year's $25 million state operating budget.

Senators on the Finance Committee restored an estimated $350 million to next year's 2012-13 spending plans. They added back the one-time money removed by a bloc of conservative House Republicans, and they also tapped into available health care financing and plugged in further piecemeal dollars.

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Louisiana Budget
9:24 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Colleges, Health Care Face Cuts in House Budget


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's top budget adviser says the $25 billion budget proposal passed by the House could force steep cuts in public colleges and health care, damaging services.

Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater outlined his concerns Monday to the Senate Finance Committee.

GOP lawmakers in the House forced reductions of $268 million more than the Republican Jindal administration and Democrats want, saying they didn't want to use one-time dollars to pay for ongoing expenses.

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Louisiana Budget
11:43 am
Thu May 10, 2012

House Plans to Debate $25B Budget for Next Year

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House expects to spend much of the day Thursday debating next year's $25 billion budget.

The spending plans would pay for agency operating expenses and programs in the new fiscal year that begins July 1.

At issue among conservative lawmakers is how much one-time money they want to patch into the budget, versus how deeply they want to cut. On the chopping block and most vulnerable to further reductions are health care services and public college programs.

6:00 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Gingrich Talks Immigration, Health Care to Louisiana Supporters

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Hispanic supporters in Louisiana that his immigration reform plan would focus on securing borders. Gingrich also agreed with rival Mitt Romney on repealing President Obama’s health care system.

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11:57 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Romney Tells Louisiana Supporters He'll Repeal "Obamacare"

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney campaigning in Louisiana one day ahead of its primary is promising to repeal President Obama’s health care program. Romney says he’ll put states in charge of their own health care plan.

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12:31 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

NOAH Lawsuit Continues to Appeals Process

Supporters of the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital are not giving up the fight to provide in-patient mental health care at the state facility.

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3:19 pm
Fri July 24, 2009

Cecile Tebo talks about NOAH closure

The New Orleans Adolescent Hospital.

State lawmakers had earmarked $14.2 million for the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital during the recent Legislative Session, but the funding was voided due to a line item veto by Governor Bobby Jindal. Cecile Tebo of NOPD's Mental Health Crisis Unit discusses the issue with contributor Hal Clark.


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3:29 am
Mon January 12, 2009

Ochsner Baptist opens ER

Ochsner Baptist Medical Center is now offering emergency room treatment, for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.


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