Budget cuts would affect programs at LSU’s Shreveport, New Orleans hospitals

By Justin DiCharia

BATON ROUGE – Following a move to transfer funding from the state’s TOPS college scholarship program to safety-net hospitals last Thursday, the LSU Medical School at Shreveport still will be $35.6 million in the red, the chancellor warned Sunday, forcing the school to make cuts to all the medical programs.

During a weekend Senate Finance Committee hearing, LSU Health Sciences Center Interim Chancellor G.E. Ghali testified the cuts to funding could potentially effect the school’s accreditation and residency programs.

Read the story in The Shreveport Times