University Health operators receive "breach" letter

BATON ROUGE, La. - A legal “notice of breach” letter was sent Monday night by Louisiana State University to the private operator of state-owned hospitals, University Health Hospital in Shreveport and Conway Medical Center in Monroe, has been confirmed by Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration.

In a letter emailed to Dr John George, president and CEO of BRF, formerly The Biomedical Research Foundation, Stephen Skrivanos, chairman of the board and Dan Snyder, CEO, Jay Dardenne, commissioner of Administration, said the Division of Administration (D)A) is in full support of the move by LSU President F. King Alexander. 

"This notice to BRF does not change the state's commitment to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Gov. Edwards is committed to protecting medical education and providing for quality medical care in North Louisiana, and we are hopeful that BRF will work to resolve the issues in the notice of breach. This notice requires that the problems outlined be addressed in the next 45 days, and we will continue those discussions." said Richard Carbo, ‎Deputy Chief of Staff for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.

BRF countered the breach notice with a statement released this morning: “While we are very disappointed in the actions of LSU and the Division of Administration, we remain committed to try to work with them to resolve our differences for the benefit of the people of North Louisiana,” said Steve Skrivanos, Chair of University Health. 

 


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