Statement issued to update on partnership between Ochsner Health System and LSU Health Shreveport

Today, leadership representing the Division of Administration, the Governor’s Office, LSU Health Shreveport and Ochsner Health System held meetings with north Louisiana legislators specifically to provide updated details on the intended public-private partnership between LSU Health Shreveport and Ochsner Health System.

We understand the success of this joint venture is critically important to the north Louisiana legislative delegation and the constituents and communities they represent. We are confident this new alliance will result in strengthened clinical care, increased patient access, enhanced medical education and expanded research opportunities.

The agreement reflects a true 50/50 partnership between LSU Health Shreveport and Ochsner with a shared vision for advancing healthcare and medical education in north Louisiana. As part of the agreement, a new governing board will be formed with representation from LSU Health Shreveport, Ochsner and the North Louisiana communities being served. To ensure the success of the long-term partnership, funding sources have been identified to support the healthcare joint venture in north Louisiana without requiring additional state funds.

The agreements regarding this public private partnership are subject to approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors and will be discussed by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. Once the required approvals have been received, a formal announcement of this new partnership will be made in north Louisiana.

Division of Administration, Governor’s Office, Ochsner Health System and LSU Health Shreveport