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New Hospital Construction (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-04-08

Duration: 00:08:33

Subjects: Health Care | Hospitals | Louisiana. Department of Health and Human Resources | Hospital Corporation of America


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Carson, Lane Interviewee
  • Foreman, Murray Interviewee
  • Moeller, Jerry Interviewee
  • Davidge, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the April 8, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the Department of Health and Human Services’ establishment of a system to review applications for the construction of new hospitals, including a formula for the number of hospital beds allowed in a geographic area. This report touches on for-profit hospitals attempting to move into Louisiana and the debate over the Hospital Corporation of America’s plans to move existing hospital beds in Baton Rouge from Doctors Memorial Hospital to a new facility. Host: Beth George