Ochsner strikes deal to operate Monroe, Shreveport hospitals

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According to our partners at The News-Star, Ochsner Health System has reached a tentative agreement to take over operation of the state’s safety net hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport.

Gov. John Bel Edwards will announce Ochsner’s partnerships with the state, LSU and current hospital operator BRF Tuesday in Shreveport.

All will agree in non-binding letters of intent to pursue permanent contract terms. The letters are set to be signed tomorrow.

LSU Health Sciences Center operates in conjunction with the University Health hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport. The medical school’s campus is located at University Health Shreveport.

Edwards’ spokesman declined to discuss details of the deal until Tuesday’s official announcement.

Read more at The News-Star.

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