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Charity Hospital System Recommendations (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-03-30

Duration: 00:07:09

Subjects: Health Care | Hospitals | Louisiana Charity Hospital System | Earl K. Long Medical Center


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Poole, Lisa Interviewee
  • Collins, Tom Interviewee
  • Ramsey, David Interviewee
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee
  • Winham, Steve Interviewee


This segment from the March 30, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the recommendations made by the Louisiana Health Care Authority to improve the state’s charity hospital system. He reports that the Roemer Administration has a tentative plan to restructure the system. He interviews: Lisa Poole, a neonatal nurse at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge; Tom Collins, the chief budget analyst for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH); DHH Secretary David Ramsey; State Senator B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn; Governor Buddy Roemer; and Steve Winham, state budget director. Host: Robert Collins