Big changes coming to Monroe’s University Health-Conway.
This as the state says it plans to end its contract with Biomedical Research Foundation to operation the facility, along with University Healthy in Shreveport.
The Edwards administration is looking to end its contract with BRF to operate University Health in Shreveport and University Conway in Monroe.
A letter was sent today to BRF (Biomedical Research Foundation) notifying them of the state’s intenttion.
Both sides have been trying to renegotiate the current contract.
BRF started operating the hospitals in 2013.
Both sides have 45 days to continue conversations under the current contract, in the hopes an agreement can be reached.
Governor John Bel Edwards expressed his disappointment in a statement to KTAL/KMSS.
“I am disappointed that we have not been able to reach an agreement with BRF about the operation of the public-private partnership hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. When I set out to renegotiate these contracts, I did so in an effort to provide quality healthcare to our citizens while ensuring that the agreements were in the best interests of the taxpayers. I am confident that we have struck that agreement with all of our other partners. I remain fully committed to supporting the medical school in Shreveport and to making sure that the people of north Louisiana have access to quality hospital and clinic care” Gov. Edwards.