This page is devoted to supporting efforts to save and keep public the Huey P. Long Medical Center [Updated July 21, 2014].
“Hospital closure drives up costs for medical care for Rapides Parish inmates” — The Town Talk
Court petition filed to block Huey P. Long Medical Center closure — News and Blog reports
“Lawsuit claims State got cart ahead of the horse in closure of Huey P. Long Hospital in Pineville, layoff of 100+ employees” — Louisiana Voice
“Lawsuit filed seeking to stop closure of LSU hospital in Pineville” — Nola.com / The Times-Picayune (AP)
“Hearing set on hospital closure” — The Advocate
“Court petition seeks to block HPL closure” — the Alexandria Town Talk.
“Court petition seeks to block Huey P. Long Medical Center closure — The Shreveport Times.
2014 Regular Louisiana Legislative Session action:
SCR 48 — Passed into law (ugh!):
HEALTH CARE: Provides for legislative approval of and support to the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University for the strategic collaboration with the state in creating a new model of health care delivery in the Alexandria and Pineville area.
2013 Regular Louisiana Legislative Session action:
SCR25 — Passed into law!
|HOSPITALS – Requests the LSU Board of Supervisors and the governor to keep the Huey P. Long Medical Center open and viable.|
OTHER NEWS of Huey P. Long Medical Center and Central State Hospital:
June 22, 2013, The Town Talk: $15M allocated to move health services at Huey P. Long to England Airpark
June 20, 2013, The Shreveport Times: [news of the England Airforce Base Bond Commission authorization] Shreveport and Monroe hospital contracts delayed
June 20, 2013, The Town Talk: Lawmakers seek details on deals for LSU hospitals
May 18, 2013, The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: [possible closure of Central mentioned!] LSU hospital deals appear to be short on funding
May 19, 2013, The Advocate: Budget short of hospital privatization funds
May 19, 2013, The Town Talk: Questions remain over the future of Huey P. Long Medical Center
May 21, 2013, The Town Talk: Fields hopeful Pineville can move ahead with development plans
Map of DHH/LSU Charity Hospital administrative regions. Region 6 is depicted in light blue on the map and is located in the center of the state.
Region 6: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon and Winn parishes.
This is a downloadable PDF list of Louisiana House and Senate members with constituents in Region 6, listed by name, political affiliation, locale, email and phone contact information.
To join with the Coalition of Concerned Citizens of Louisiana Advocacy in their efforts to save and keep public Huey P. Long Medical Center, contact Angelina Iles at <email@example.com>.