LSU seeks advice in hospital system overhaul
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary—now a hospital management company executive—participated in meetings about potential private sector business opportunities as the administration set about an overhaul of LSU's public hospital system. The administration plan involves downsizing facilities across the 10-hospital system while moving more health care for the poor and uninsured to the private sector. More physician training programs would move to those private hospitals too. Alan Levine, now a top executive at Health Management Associates, of Florida, met with top LSU and state health agency officials in mid-July with his company's chief financial officer at his side.
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