Last Modified: Sunday, July 29, 2012 8:31 PM
Moss Regional Medical Center in Lake Charles and a hospital in Tangipahoa Parish will face the deepest cuts among LSU system facilities in a plan set forth on Friday by LSU health care leaders.
LSU system officials say their patchwork funding plan, which will cut about $50 million from their facilities’ budgets, will keep their safety net hospitals open.
Moss Regional will absorb $11,134,464 in cuts, including more than $5.1 million for inpatient services and $1.9 million reduction in clinical operations.
To protect some services and medical training, LSU will spend less on recruiting faculty for training programs, doctors will take less money for their contracts and equipment purchases will be delayed. Hospitals will use those savings to draw down federal matching cash and offset cuts.
The plans are stopgap measures for the current year.
Moss Regional spokesman Chance Landry said the hospital’s administration is awaiting finalized information from the LSU board before assessing cuts and deciding how to absorb them.
American Press staff writer Natalie Stewart and Associated Press contributed to this story.
Posted By: Silvin On: 8/9/2012
Title: Tax payer
You think Jindel is the problem ?? you are so wrong , we need a new president !!!
Posted By: chris On: 7/29/2012
this is only the beginning of obamacare,alot of other states with democratic and republican governors are already doing the same thing across the u.s..anyone who thinks it will get better are comp[letely wrong,do your homework and stop believeing what you hear,a few morw years down the road moss regional will cease to be around
Posted By: luvanurse On: 7/28/2012
Title: medical professional
HAS JINDAL GOTTEN A PAY CUT YET! CAN HE SEE THE DOCTOR WHENEVER HE NEEDS TOO?.....Where Karma when.u need it
Posted By: Josh Johnson On: 7/28/2012
Title: Keep cutting the poor's medical care.
But don't hurt the rich people.