Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Louisiana Treasury Secretary John Kennedy says the state needs to slow down and not panic over its health care budget, especially when it comes to discussions about selling LSU Medical Center in Shreveport.
Kennedy agrees with Governor Bobby Jindal that changes are needed to overcome a potential $800 million loss of federal funds, but selling the state's-best managed hospital should not be an option.
Last month, Louisiana's Secretary of Health and Hospitals Bruce Greenstein said, "LSU is now engaged in looking at many models. I'm not aware if they have put a 'for sale' sign up, or they're talking to potential suitors for that. But I know they are talking to a number of organizations to explore different types of models. LSU (needs) to make some changes pretty fast, and it's of the proportion that business as usual is not an option."
September also saw LSU Medical Center employees, Caddo Commissioner Ken Epperson and State Representative Barbara Norton rally outside the hospital. They all said privatizing the facility would hurt jobs, salaries and the quality of service it gives to patients.
To date, LSU Medical Center says no decisions regarding cuts or a potential sale have been made.
Kennedy says Louisiana Lawmakers may hold a special session to determine a solution.
Friday, May 24 2013 10:59 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:59:20 GMT
(CNN) – Brad Pitt has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood the last two decades. But the actor said recognizing other people's faces has always been a problem. In an Esquire interview,More >>
In an Esquire interview, Brad Pitt said he was convinced he suffered from "face blindness."More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>