Jefferson Parish residents tonight will have a chance to question representatives of the three companies vying for a leasing deal to run the parish's two public hospitals, East Jefferson General Hospital and West Jefferson Medical Center.
The West Jefferson Civic Coalition is hosting a public meeting at 6:30pm in the auditorium at West Jefferson Medical Center.
The three companies are expected to present their proposals at the meeting, followed by a question and answer period.
The three companies vying for the lease are HCA, LCMC and Ochsner.
The East Jefferson hospital board wants HCA to run the hospitals while the West Jefferson board favors LCMC.
A vote on the issue is pending before the Jefferson Parish Council.