Edwards to visit Shreveport Monday ahead of Ochsner hospital takeover

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will be in Shreveport Monday to mark the pending partnership between University Health and Ochsner Health System.

BRF has operated the University Health hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe since 2013.

Starting October 1, Ochsner will take over both safety net hospitals.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity we have to improve healthcare delivery to shore up our medical and to grow and strengthen that medical school over time” said Gov. John Bel Edwards.

As part of the agreement, a new governing board will be formed with representation from LSU Health Shreveport, Ochsner and the north Louisiana communities which are being served. 

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