The Biomedical Research Foundation is now operating the LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.
SC&H Capital, an investment banking and advisory firm focused on middle market and growth companies, served as the exclusive financial advisor to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Shreveport (“LSUHSC-S” or the “Company”) in its public/private partnership with the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana (“BRF”), with respect to two acute care facilities currently operated by LSUHSC-S. Specifically, the new partnership includes Shreveport Medical Center, a 459 bed hospital and E.A. Conway Medical Center, a 247 bed hospital in Monroe, Louisiana.
LSUHSC-S is northern Louisiana’s regional medical center and teaching hospital comprised of three acute care hospitals, LSU School of Allied Health Professionals, and LSU School of Graduate Studies. LSUHSC-S serves Louisiana as well as southwestern Arkansas, northeastern Texas, and parts of Oklahoma. In addition, LSUHSC-S is involved in a number of partnerships that have enabled it to bring highly sophisticated clinical services to the region.
Created in 1986 to diversify the regional economy, the Biomedical Research Foundation is northwest Louisiana’s knowledge-based economic development initiative. With this partnership, the BRF will manage and operate two of the former LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe through the BRF Hospital Holdings, LLC. (BRFHH), a nonprofit organization, and the new entities will be branded University Hospital. These two hospitals employ over 3,500 people and have an economic impact of approximately $900 million for north Louisiana.
LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, which previously operated the hospitals, will remain a part of the public LSU System. The medical school traditionally received funding from the hospital in the past, but contracts with the BRF will replace that direct appropriation. “We have value in the doctors. We have services we need to exchange,” said Dr. Hugh Mighty, Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs at the Medical School. Dr. Mighty further noted, “SC&H Capital and i3 Healthcare Consulting provided the critical insights and advice to LSU which enabled this complex process to be successful for the multiple constituents involved; the educational leaders, government agencies, and several very concerned and involved communities.”
“In what was a highly complex process, which reflects the sophisticated nature of many of the joint ventures, M&A and partnership transactions being announced in the healthcare provider marketplace, we are excited and proud that SC&H Capital provided the financial advisory services needed to bring this kind of deal to life,” said Kevin O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Investment Banking at SC&H Capital. “This deal, as many of our processes, required critical thinking, creativity and in-depth financial insights with the backdrop of alternative healthcare funding solutions. We look forward to working with our next provider client to create a great outcome.”
SC&H Capital and i3 Healthcare Consulting have partnered on several healthcare provider transactions.
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About i3 Healthcare Consulting
i3 Healthcare Consulting, LLC is a professional consulting services firm, based in Maryland, dedicated to serving healthcare organizations in the eastern U.S. I3’s approach is to serve their clients with integrity by delivering focused, high quality, innovative business consulting solutions that are integrated with the client’s strategic, technologic, and financial goals and objectives. I3 offers expertise in strategy, revenue cycle, financial analysis, operational improvement and technology integration. They specialize in merging financial and operational experience with deep technology skills to help solve their client’s business problems and deliver lasting results. The I3 vision is to build and maintain strong working relationships that have lasting benefits for their clients. This approach and focus bring sustainable results at a realistic cost.