- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Seven companies have filed bids to demolish the abandoned LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center in north Baton Rouge.

Office of Facility Planning Director Mark Moses tells The Advocate (https://bit.ly/15KGJd5 ) the contract is scheduled to be awarded in December and work should begin in early 2015.

The project designer had estimated costs at close to $2 million. The state capital construction budget approved this year includes $2 million for the project.

The LSU charity hospital has been vacant since April 2013 when its inpatient operations and medical education activities moved to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in south Baton Rouge.

Known as “the Earl,” the hospital opened its doors to its first patient in March 1968 and provided care for the poor and uninsured for 45 years.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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