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Civil Service OKs layoffs at Mandeville hospital (350 positions)
The Advocate ^ | December 12, 2012 | Marsha Shuler

Posted on 12/12/2012 7:22:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The state Civil Service Commission on Wednesday narrowly approved the layoff of about 350 state employees of the Southeast Louisiana Hospital in Mandeville.

The commission gave the go-ahead on a 4-3 vote with commission chairman David Duplantier breaking a tie on the seven member panel.

The state Department of Health and Hospitals is making the moves at the mental health hospital as part of budget cuts that came after Congress reduced federal Medicaid funding support to Louisiana.

Some of Southeast’s patients have been transferred to two other state hospitals in Jackson and Pineville.

The commission action was required because the care of the remaining patients will be taken over by private contractors, including one that will continue to operate the Southeast campus.

The commission must decide whether the private takeover will result in cost-savings and efficiencies for the state. If it meets that test, then layoffs can be approved...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Health/Medicine; Local News
KEYWORDS: layoffs; louisiana

1 posted on 12/12/2012 7:22:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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