- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on negotiations involving the LSU hospitals and their services (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

LSU’s governing board has agreed to the medical school’s efforts to move some of its doctors-in-training in north Louisiana to six additional community hospitals.

Approved Friday by the LSU Board of Supervisors were documents indicating ongoing negotiations with the six hospitals about the “possible collaborative agreements.”

The leader of the LSU medical school in Shreveport, G.E. Ghali, told the board that working with those hospitals to place medical students and residents would help strengthen medical training, increase revenue for the school and boost research opportunities.

LSU’s relationship with the state-hired operator of the university’s hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe continues to deteriorate. University System President F. King Alexander is pushing to spread out doctors-in-training in the region to improve the financial health of the medical school.


11:15 a.m.

Gov. John Bel Edwards has given the private operators of the LSU hospitals and clinics until next week to decide if they agree to renegotiated terms of their financing deals with the state.

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told the LSU Board of Supervisors the “public/private partners” that took over the safety net services LSU previously provided to the poor have until next Thursday to accept the terms offered by the administration.

Dardenne wouldn’t provide details about what changes are proposed.

But he’s said negotiations are over and the terms offered are final. He told LSU’s board Friday that he’s hopeful “all the present partners” are going to sign the renegotiated deals.

Dardenne says the contracts enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration had terms that were too costly.

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