An $18 million state-of-the-art LSU-operated medical clinic officially opened Thursday in north Baton Rouge.
In the next few weeks, primary care, women’s health and cancer services will move from the campus of LSU’s Earl K. Long Medical Center north on Airline Highway to the new clinic.
In Thursday’s ceremonies marking its opening, state Sen. Sharon Broome, D-Baton Rouge, was already promoting “a vision” for future expansion of the facility, which is in her legislative district. “We need an urgent-care center attached right over there,” Broome told Gov. Bobby Jindal, one of the speakers. “I wanted to say it in front of all these witnesses.”