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La. state representative calls town hall meeting over LSU Health future

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Louisiana Rep. Roy Burrell, (D) Dist. 2, is calling a town hall meeting to address public concerns about the future of the LSU Health system in Shreveport, Monroe and Alexandria.

In a media release from Burrell's office, the representative says LSU System administration and board members and other public officials have been invited to talk about "the public direction and future of public healthcare" in northwest Louisiana.

The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum at 3015 Greenwood Road.

Burrell further notes that a "number of services has already been privatized or outsourced at the hospitals, including environmental (janitorial and maintenance) and food services since August, 2012."

"[M]uch has been published about privatizing (outsourcing) various services and management functions at these hospitals due to state budget cuts by Governor Bobby Jindal and the Legislature," Burrell says.

Officials at LSU Health briefed the public on Monday to update the hospital's status. This fiscal year the Shreveport hospital faced a $46-million deficit.

Recent cuts to Medicaid have impacted the LSU System budget, and the Department of Health and Hospitals has asked the public hospital system to find a new way to structure things to save money.

There have been rumors that there will be cuts here, even the possibility of selling the Shreveport hospital.  However, LSU Health Shreveport says no final decisions have been made.

While the systems hospitals in both Monroe and Pineville have already faced staff cuts, administrators say right now there is no plan for lay-offs or attrition at LSU Health Shreveport.

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