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LSU Health Care Services Division (HCSD)

LSU HCSD is a healthcare delivery organization administratively joined to the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO). As a university-based healthcare organization, HCSD’s mission is to work and learn collaboratively with other organizations to advance quality and efficiency in care delivery, support education of current and future healthcare providers, and positively impact health and healthcare for Louisiana’s citizens.

HCSD is dedicated to serving the health of Louisiana citizens through its public hospital and clinics at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center, through its support of the Public-Private Partnership hospital transitions and the former public hospital legacy business management, through its support of the LSUHSC-NO faculty, residents and students, and through its Healthcare Effectiveness programs.

Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center

Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center is a public, critical access hospital in Independence, LA delivering high quality acute and ambulatory healthcare services to the citizens of Tangipahoa Parish and adjoining parishes. Lallie Kemp provides outpatient primary care and specialty services including walk-in clinic services, emergency department and inpatient care services, preventive health and chronic disease management services, and a broad array of diagnostic, radiologic and laboratory services. Lallie Kemp has continuously maintained its designation by the National Center for Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home since 2011. Click to learn more about Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center

Healthcare Effectiveness – Leveraging clinical data and informatics for better, smarter healthcare

Since 1997, HCSD has designed, developed, and expanded expertise in the organizational change and systems management required to deploy successful programs in Healthcare Effectiveness, including population health, chronic disease management, preventive health and wellness, data-driven quality measurement and improvement, and telemedicine. The basis of the programmatic efforts that comprise the Healthcare Effectiveness programs is the quadruple aim, recently expanded from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) Triple Aim to promote improved outcomes through healthcare environments that not only maximize cost efficiency, quality and patient experience but also employee experience. 

To achieve these aims, and in working with clinical experts at LSUHSC, HCSD has employed clinical data-driven measurement, workforce engagement in measures development and Lean QI efforts, medical informatics principles and tools, and a telemedicine infrastructure in support of minimizing the cost and inconvenience to patients who need to see an LSU provider but live a distance from HCSD’s healthcare delivery locations. Click to learn more about HCSD’s HealthCare Effectiveness.

Public-Private Partnerships

During 2013 and 2014, the state underwent a historic transformation as nine of the ten LSU public hospitals, including six of HCSD’s seven hospitals, transitioned to public-private partnerships designed to support our mission by providing new resources for patient care and teaching. The partnerships include the following hospitals:

  • Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge (previously Earl K. Long Hospital)
  • University Medical Center in New Orleans (previously Interim LSU Public Hospital)
  • Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma
  • University Hospitals and Clinics in Lafayette (previously University Medical Center)
  • Lake Charles Memorial Hospital (previously W.O. Moss Regional Medical Center)
  • Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa (previously Bogalusa Medical Center)

HCSD supports the public-private partnership hospitals with a variety of resources and services outlined in the cooperative endeavor and other associated agreements.  Click here to view the CEAs.


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