LSU Health said it plans to lay off an unspecified number of employees at seven hospitals and at the administration level to make up for a $29 million loss in federal funding.
LSU Health announces layoffs
The Baton Rouge, La.-based system, which is operated by Louisiana State University and managed by the Health Care Services Division, posted the layoff notifications to the LSU Health website. The notices said the layoffs are set to take place March 5.
The layoffs will occur at Bogalusa Medical Center in Bogalusa, Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence, the Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma, Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans, University Medical Center in Lafayette, and the Walter O. Mass Regional Medical Center in Lake Charles.
The website also said that the LSU Health Care Services Division Administration should expect layoffs.
“This layoff is being proposed due to the inability of the Health Care Services Division to realize the additional federal funding for care delivered to the uninsured and Medicaid population amounting to $29 million during the current fiscal year,” Dr. Roxanne Townsend, CEO of LSU Health System, said in each of the notices.
LSU Health employs about 7,200 people, according to its website.
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