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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 12:59 AM

Congressman seeks pledge med school will stay in Shreveport

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham wants any deal renegotiating management of north Louisiana's safety-net hospitals to include promises LSU will maintain its medical school in the region.

The Republican congressman from northeast Louisiana sent Gov. John Bel Edwards a letter Wednesday requesting the language be included in any contracts for a new company to manage the hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe.

Abraham graduated from the LSU medical school in Shreveport.

Edwards has repeatedly pledged support for keeping the school in Shreveport and reiterated that Wednesday.

Read more: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_e50294ca-daf4-11e7-908e-8f8f0ee94367.html

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