The following is a statement from Hospital Service District which was issued to local media on Oct. 25, 2018.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, a special meeting was called for the Board of Commissioners of Hospital Service District No. 2 of the Parish of St. Mary to determine a new operator for Teche Regional Medical Center. At the conclusion of this meeting, a new operator was selected and announced.
Currently, the HSD is negotiating with Ochsner Health System. Recognizing the importance of this negotiation process, the HSD board appointed a negotiation committee comprised of Heath Hoffpauir and Bill McCarty.
The community ad hoc committee, the negotiation committee and board leadership have begun working with the leaders of LifePoint Health and Ochsner Health System to advance this effort. The initial meetings have been encouraging and considerable work is underway.