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Charity Hospital Changes (1997)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-01-17

Duration: 00:14:39

Subjects: Health Care | Louisiana Charity Hospital System | Louisiana State University System


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Dupree, Cynthia Interviewee
  • Carson, Marcus Interviewee
  • Dorsey, Larry Interviewee
  • Marier, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the January 17, 1997, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the Foster Administration’s plan to move the governance of the state’s Charity Hospital System to the LSU System. She interviews: Cynthia Dupree, the chairwoman of the Louisiana Health Care Authority; Marcus Carson, Louisiana Health Care Campaign; and Larry Dorsey, the administrator of the Charity Hospital in Lafayette. Host Robert Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with Robert Marier, the dean of the LSU Medical School in New Orleans and the new CEO of the Louisiana Health Care Authority. He discusses: the planning process for LSU to take over the governance of the system; LSU’s plans for partnerships with other providers, including the Tulane University Medical School; and his expectation for improved services for consumers. This segment is a part of the “A Cure for Louisiana” series.