BRG, Ochsner decide to end partnership discussions

BRG, Ochsner decide to end partnership discussions

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - In a joint statement released by Ochsner Health System and Baton Rouge General Medical Center Friday afternoon, the hospitals have said they will not continue their partnership discussions.

The statement from Warner Thomas, president and CEO of Ochsner, and Edgardo Tenreiro, acting CEO of BRG, reads:

Baton Rouge General and Ochsner Health System have jointly decided not to continue our partnership discussions. Both organizations remain financially and operationally strong and are committed to improving the health of the patients and communities we serve. We remain open to continuing to explore other opportunities to provide value for our patients.

The two facilities initially intended to partner together in March of 2016.

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