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Tulane Committed to Proposed New Academic Medical Center

June 24, 2009 12:30 PM


Mike Strecker

Tulane is committed to the proposed new Academic Medical Center and the governance structure that was developed by officials from LSU, Tulane and the Department of Health and Hospitals after many hours of intensive discussions and negotiations.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) resulting from the negotiations was unanimously approved by the Tulane Board last week because it had the appropriate safeguards and independent oversight to protect the public interest.

Hopefully, the actions by Commissioner of Administration Angele Davis will resolve the impasse created by the decision of the LSU Board of Supervisors to amend, rather than to accept, the negotiated MOU.