Biomedical Research Foundation http://redriverradio.org en Safety-net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe go private http://redriverradio.org/post/safety-net-hospitals-shreveport-and-monroe-go-private <p></p><p></p><p>Handshakes, hugs and thank yous marked the Oct.&nbsp;1 handover of LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana or BRF. Under a privatization deal pushed by the Jindal administration, BRF now manages the hospitals with 3,200 employees. BRF president Dr. John George told an overflow crowd in the Biomedical Research Institute Atrium Tuesday that it&rsquo;s a new day for these north Louisiana hospitals to control their own destiny.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:39:40 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 34303 at http://redriverradio.org Safety-net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe go private