This is an official public notice that the Huey P. Long Medical Center will be closing at 12:01 a.m., Monday, June 30, 2014. …
It has been an honor for Huey P. Long’s staff to serve patients and their families from across Pineville, Alexandria and neighboring communities.
Were LSU Shreveport and the LSU Board of Supervisors really honorable, it would not be proceeding with this closure until the Louisiana State Supreme Court rules on Parker et al v. State Senate of Louisiana, et al.
Meanwhile, towards the conclusion of the Alexandria Town Talk report about Monday June 23rd’s district court decision, another consequence of the closure of Huey P. Long was revealed: The closure of Central Louisiana’s only morgue:
Services previously provided at Huey P. Long are now being offered at clinics operated by Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and Rapides Regional Medical Center.Sen. Gallot lauded the efforts of the two hospitals. “I believe that Cabrini and Rapides Regional have done an exemplary job of taking over the services that they have in such a short period of time. They have done an incredible job of ramping up, but there are some gaps that exist,” he said.For example, he said, it wasn’t discovered until the last week of the session that the only morgue available was at Huey P. Long, and officials had to scramble to assure the morgue would continue to operate after the closure of the hospital.“You rush to do these things without thinking about all of the implications that arise from these actions,” Gallot said.