Townsend comes to UAMS from Baton Rouge, where she was assistant vice president for health systems at Louisiana State University and served as CEO of the Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans, Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge and as CEO of the LSU Health Care Services Division.
A February interview she had with Healthcare Journal of New Orleans about the Interim LSU Public Hospital created after Katrina can be read here. In it she talks about the wisdom of not duplicating specialty services. "We have ten LSU hospitals, but you can’t have ten topnotch neurosurgery programs and you can’t have ten topnotch ortho programs ...," she says, which is one of the reasons UAMS has made in its investigation of a collaboration with St. Vincent Health.
In October, the LSU board of supervisors approved a plan to cut $49 million from the Interim LSU hospital, a move that would reduce bed numbers and cut 432 jobs.
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