Oct 29, 2012 7:59 AM by AP/CS
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU is planning for an expanded medical presence at its 20-acre site in south Baton Rouge.
Besides becoming home to a mini-hospital late next year, The Advocate reports LSU's capital outlay request includes proposed construction of a medical office building as well as money to develop a master plan for future site development.
The medical building would become home to outpatient clinics currently operated at the LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center.
The hospital is scheduled to close in late 2013 as LSU moves its inpatient care and medical education programs to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
State health chief Bruce Greenstein said the outpatient surgical center located on Perkins Road would become home to a 15-bed LSU hospital once the Earl K. Long facility closes.