Name Change Planned for Confederate Center
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In January SHREVEPORT TIMES SUNDAY, September 3, 1972 Name Change Planned For Confederate Center There's going to be a name c h a n g e — a switch from Confederate Memorial Medical Center to the Northwest Louisia-na Medical Complex — come January. That's according to State Rep. Alphonse Jackson Jr., who got it from Gov. Edwin W. Ed-wards at a meeting yesterday. J a c k s o n and other blacks have wanted a name change for SOME time, f e e l i n g that Confederate Memorial is not appropriate for an institution which has a patient load 90 per :ent back. Some officials at the Louisia-na State University Medical School at Shreveport have also indicated privately that they think a new name would change the image of the hospital and could even affect attracting new personnel to the school. And yesterday the governor promised Jackson that the name change will come in January when the Constitutional Convention meets. Jackson said the new name will be Northwest Louisiana Medical Complex. Confederate — which will be 100 years old in 1976 — was originally known as Shreveport Charity Hospital. When the present institution was constructed — p a t i e n t s moved in in 1953 — the name was changed to Confederate Memorial Medical Center. Construction of the building was paid for partially 'with millage from the Confederate veterans pension fund. For it was in 1946 that the last Confederate veteran died and the millage for the pensions was up for grabs.
|Title||Name Change Planned for Confederate Center|
Confederate Memorial Medical Center (Shreveport, La.)
Jackson, Alphonse, Jr.
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