Associated Press

Notices of impending layoffs have gone out to employees of seven LSU public hospitals as system executives prepare to implement $29 million in Jindal administration budget cuts.

The notice from hospital system chief executive officer Roxane Townsend says the layoffs would be effective March 5.

The notices are general in nature and do not specific how many jobs at each facility are on the chopping block.

The hospital employees effected work at Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, University Medical Center in Lafayette, LSU Interim Hospital in New Orleans, Lallie Kemp Medical Center in Independence, Bogalusa Medical Center, Leonard Chabert Medical Center in Houma and W.O. Moss Medical Center in Lake Charles. Today the hospitals employ 6,990 people.

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