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Chief of New Orleans hospitals is removed

New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 14, 2008
Dwayne Thomas, MD, chief executive officer of New Orleans-based Charity and University Hospitals, has been removed indefinitely from his position, according to Louisiana State University system officials. Thomas played a critical role in getting LSU Interim Hospital, formerly known as University Hospital, back on its feet after Hurricane Katrina. Officials declined to comment on the specifics surrounding Thomas' administrative leave, but said Thomas will retain his tenured faculty position at the LSU School of Medicine and continue to be paid in full.