hospitals

North Oaks Health System Expansion
12:45 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Tangipahoa hospital expanding

North Oaks Health System in Hammond is expanding its emergency room and doing other improvements in a $9.3 million project.

The Daily Star reports the work should be completed by spring 2013 at the facility in Tangipahoa Parish.

Senior Vice President and Operations Office Michael Watkins said design work took a year.

The 27,450-square-foot expansion of the emergency room will double its size and should relieve long wait times for patients, Watkins said.

Medicaid Cuts
4:11 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

LSU health care system takes brunt of Medicaid cut

LSU's network of charity hospitals and clinics will lose a quarter of its budget, with the Jindal administration choosing to levy the largest slice of Medicaid cuts on the facilities.

Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein said nearly $317 million of the $523 million in cuts announced Friday will fall on the public health care system run by LSU.

Hospital officials had previously warned that they couldn't make deep cuts without shuttering facilities.

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Louisiana Healthcare
4:44 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Hospitals facing fewer dollars for uninsured care

Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision against expanding the state's Medicaid program under the federal health law, combined with a provision that shrinks uninsured care dollars, could leave Louisiana hospitals with far less money to care for those not on private insurance.

Hospital leaders say the situation could leave some LSU-run public hospitals and small rural hospitals teetering on the edge of closure and give them little way to recoup money they spend to care for uninsured patients.

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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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Public Health
4:00 am
Wed February 8, 2012

City Scrambles to Find Mental Health Beds At Risk From LSU Cuts

LSU is planning $15 million in cutbacks for mental health services provided at the interim hospital in New Orleans.

A proposal to cut mental services at the Interim LSU hospital system in New Orleans has officials scrambling to find space to treat the mentally ill. Officials say the cuts are not only a health issue, but also a matter of public safety.

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Healthcare
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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