LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - LSU's public hospital in Lake Charles is ending inpatient admissions, as it readies to shut down as part of a privatization deal structured by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration.
W.O. Moss Regional Medical Center will stop taking new inpatients on Friday and will end its surgery services by the close of business that same day, according to LSU. The hospital's emergency room will close June 20.
Under a privatization contract that takes effect June 24, Lake Charles Memorial Health System is taking over inpatient, surgery and emergency services. Moss Regional will close on that day.
LSU's outpatient clinics in Lake Charles will remain open under Lake Charles Memorial management. The clinics provide primary care and specialty services, including oncology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, asthma and diabetes care.
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