More than half of the workers at the River Parishes Hospital will be out of work as Ochsner buys the struggling facility.
According to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Ochsner will end in-patient services at the hospital in Laplace. Instead, the 106-bed facility will remain open for a time to provide diagnostic, primary care and emergency services.
Ochsner's vice president of public affairs says the hospital often had just 10 or 12 overnight patients on any given day.
Ochsner plans to develop a new outpatient center in St. John Parish within two years.