Angela Hill: Why East & West Jeff Hospitals Should Start Over
by Angela Hill,posted Nov 26 2013 8:03PM
Perhaps the biggest decision the Jefferson Parish council will ever have to make is who will run East and West Jeff Hospitals.
What started out as a difficult and complex decision has degenerated into a more difficult and complex decision.
A well-known consulting firm was hired to help the council make the decision, but after 1.3 million dollars in fees, it essentially said each hospital should get its own lease.
Back to square one.
In a sea of voices giving opinions on what to do…one stands out…Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich, long time Jefferson physician and now the parish coroner. He says, “Whoa! Let’s start over again.”
And he is very serious about that.
Today we talk with Dr. Cvitanovich to find out if it’s such a radical idea.