The Republic / Associated Press, January 5, 2012
The LSU public hospital system is cutting more than $29 million in the current fiscal year to cope with budget reductions made by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. Cuts will cause employee layoffs, fewer available hospital beds and program eliminations at the seven hospitals in LSU's Health Care Services Division, which has a $780 million annual budget. The hospitals are located in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, Houma, Bogalusa, Independence and Lake Charles.