The Edwards administration has started the legal process to remove BRF as the operator of the state’s safety net hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says a letter has been sent to Shreveport-based BRF that gives them 45 days to correct various problems.
Dardenne says the state has spoken with Ochsner Health System and the New Orleans based hospital company could help BRF run the hospitals or possibly replace BRF.
BRF says they anticipate resolving the contract disagreement without being ousted and they’ll use legal action if removed as operator of the two north Louisiana hospitals. Dardenne is also hopeful BRF can get the job done.