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The St. Mary Parish Hospital Service District #2 has released the names of potential operators who could begin managing Teche Regional Medical Center as early as Jan. 1, 2019.
The list includes Ochsner Health Center of New Orleans, who was recently awarded as the best hospital in Louisiana.
Another potential operator is LCMC Health which currently manages award-winning hospitals including Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Touro, New Orleans East Hospital, University Medical Center New Orleans and West Jefferson Medical Center.
And finally, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System which operates several hospitals in Louisiana including Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge and Our Lady of Lourdes in Lafayette, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales, St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Monroe and Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa.
Ochsner is the only potential operator that has expressed interest in operating Teche Regional. The Hospital Service District reached out to LCMC and Franciscan Missionaries to gauge their interest in managing the hospital. There is no word if they responded to the board.
The board could make their selection in the next week or two.