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Hospital Cut From Optimal Care List

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An organization of medical professionals has removed the trauma center at LSU's hospital in Shreveport from its list of facilities with resources needed to provide "optimal care of the injured patient."

The American College of Surgeons decision came after a team of professionals surveyed the facility last fall.

The Advocate of Baton Rouge reports (http://bit.ly/RssZJB ) that the organization said in an Oct. 24 letter that the team found "deficiencies and weaknesses" in the trauma center's operations.

The letter did not spell out the problems. But LSU spokeswoman Sally Croom said Tuesday that the College of Surgeons wants LSU to invest more resources into the trauma center, including getting a permanent trauma chief on board.

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