Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: The Louisiana State University Medical Center (LSUMC) provides education, research, patient care services, community outreach, and addresses healthcare manpower needs. The Louisiana State University Medical Center encompasses six professional schools- the School of Medicine in New Orleans, the School of Medicine in Shreveport, the School of Nursing, the School of Dentistry, and the School of Allied Health Professions in New Orleans and Shreveport.
The LSU Medical Center educates health professionals and scientists at all levels. LSU Medical Center educates 70% of the health care providers in the state. Its major responsibility is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health, public health, and basic biomedical sciences. Statewide programs of clinical and basic health science research results in grants and contracts, publications, technology transfer, and related economic enhancements to meet the changing needs of the State of Louisiana and the nation.
The LSU Medical Center provides vital public service through direct patient care of indigent patients. Health care services are provided through the LSU clinics in New Orleans, the LSU Hospital and Clinics in Shreveport, Dental Clinics and Nursing Clinics in New Orleans, the Allied Health Professions Clinics in New Orleans and Shreveport, and numerous affiliated hospitals and clinics throughout Louisiana. The LSU Medical Center also provides coordination and referral services, continuing education, telemedicine services and public healthcare information.
The LSU Medical Center administers the Health Care Services Division. This division has a dual mission: 1) to assure the availability of acute and primary health care services to the uninsured, and to others with problems of access to medical care, and 2) to serve as the principal sites for the clinical education of future doctors and other health care professionals. The Shreveport school also includes a hospital. The LSU Medical Center is Louisiana’s only comprehensive facility for the professional education of health care providers. The LSU Medical Center also has a major role in public service through direct patient care, especially for a majority of the state’s indigent citizens.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $3,533,581 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1999-2000 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt service payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22-922.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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