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New Orleans' state hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short

Monday, 02 March 2015 08:46
BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana has built a $1.1 billion medical teaching hospital in New Orleans, but the manager of the soon-to-be-opened University Medical Center says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget leaves it millions short of the operating cash it needs. Altogether, private operators of the state-owned hospitals previously run by LSU asked for $142 million more than Jindal proposed to spend on them in the fiscal year that begins July 1.
State hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short
Monday, 02 March 2015 03:20
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has built a $1.1 billion hospital to care for the poor and uninsured in New Orleans. But the manager of the soon-to-be-opened medical center says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget leaves it millions short of the operating cash it needs. Private operators of hospitals previously run by LSU asked for $142 million more than Jindal proposed to spend in the fiscal year that begins July…
SCMPD trying to identify suspects in hospital credit card thefts
Sunday, 01 March 2015 09:13
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Dept.'s Islands Precinct investigators are trying to identify thieves that entered three area hospitals in January and stole credit cards from employees and making fraudulent purchases throughout Georgia, and most recently in Gonzales, LA. Through interagency intelligence, Metro detectives learned that on Feb. 2, a hospital theft suspect linked to local cases entered multiple restricted officers at Louisiana's St.
Interstate hospital thieves hit Savannah, police are investigating
Sunday, 01 March 2015 09:06
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — Savannah-Chatham investigators are working to identify thieves who entered three area hospitals and stole credit cards from employees and making fraudulent purchases in Georgia and Louisiana.(GALLERY) Click for more photos of suspects in recent hospital thefts in Savannah, Ga. and LouisianaThrough inter-agency intelligence, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) detectives learned that on Feb.
Audit: Payroll clerks paid benefits with city funds
Sunday, 01 March 2015 06:27
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - The Louisiana Legislative Auditor highlighted financial issues with the City of Oakdale, the Town of Lake Arthur and Allen Parish Hospital in a series of audit reports released Monday. The report on the City of Oakdale found that previous payroll clerks paid fringe benefits to themselves out of city funds, leading to the arrests and convictions of those clerks after law enforcement were notified.
Dangerous Bacteria Mysteriously Escapes From Louisiana Monkey Lab
Sunday, 01 March 2015 06:09
How a potentially deadly strain of bacteria escaped from a primate research lab infecting four monkeys is a mystery, government officials said, but they added the incident poses no threat to the public. The bacterium in question, burkholderia pseudomallei, is widespread throughout Southeast Asia and northern Australia, infecting humans and animals via contaminated soil and water entering the blood stream through cuts in the skin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Big buzz surrounds ‘Big Charity’ documentary about iconic Charity Hospital
Saturday, 28 February 2015 16:01
NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- Since premiering at the New Orleans Film Festival, the documentary, “Big Charity” is generating big buzz. At the New Orleans Film Fest, the film took home the Jury Award and Audience Award for Best Louisiana Feature. “Big Charity” sold-out during the NOFF, but if you didn’t get the chance to see it, you can now with encore screenings at the Joy Theater.
New Orleans firefighter laid to rest surrounded by friends, family, NOFD
Friday, 27 February 2015 08:31
Friends, family and members of the New Orleans Fire Department laid to rest a 25-year-old firefighter who was killed in a motorcycle accident last weekend. NOFD remembers firefighter killed after motorcycle wreck... An off-duty New Orleans firefighter was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle Sunday afternoon in Plaquemines Parish.
New Hospital Built to Stand Against Nature
Thursday, 26 February 2015 01:10
First storm-hardened hospital ever built with windows rated to withstand 250 mph winds. We worked closely with our window supplier to invent a new window glazing system that’s like no other. (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 On time and under budget, the doors are nearly open at the new Mercy Hospital Joplin.
New Study Helps Shed Light On Rising Hospital Costs in Workers’ Compensation
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 03:16
To assist policymakers and business decision makers in managing this growth, WCRI has created this unique study, which is updated regularly, to help them better understand hospital payments associated with outpatient surgeries. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) February 25, 2015 A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), updates a recently published 33-state study with an extra year of data and the early impact analysis of major regulatory changes in North Carolina.
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