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Ochsner to take over University Health


Louisiana State University and Ochsner Health Systems have agreed to form a new board to oversee operations at the safety-net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe.

Officials from LSU, Ochsner, LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport and the Biomedical Research Foundation signed letters of intent to create the new private-public partnership Tuesday. Under the agreement, Ochsner will manage both University Health hospitals and the clinical activity of LSU’s Faculty Group Practice. LSU will continue to oversee the LSUHSC-S School of Medicine, School of Allied Health and School of Graduate Studies.

“We look forward to working with the Ochsner Health System, and I personally see