BRF

Management of the state-owned safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana could soon be changing hands.Southeast Louisiana-based Ochsner Health System has tentatively agreed to take over day-to-day oversight of the Shreveport and Monroe facilities from BRF.The move announced Tuesday by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is aimed at ending years of disputes over operations of the facilities.

University Health System

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.

gov.louisiana.gov

Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is making its final offer Thursday to the operator of LSU's hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe for a renegotiated contract with the state.

The governor has been trying to rework the privatization deals that turned over patient care previously handled by LSU at its hospitals and clinics to outside managers.