LSU may close its Baton Rouge charity hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 5, 2008
Louisiana State University has announced that it probably will close its Baton Rouge charity hospital in favor of a partnership with an existing hospital. LSU's decision comes after years of efforts to acquire land for a new hospital that would replace the deteriorating Earl K. Long Medical Center. Instead, indigent patients in the area will be served by a new outpatient clinic scheduled to open next year. Patients requiring hospitalization will be admitted to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.