The second meeting of the Governor’s Consortium Health Care Taskforce for the Hammond/Slidell area (Region 9) has been scheduled.

The meeting has been set for Tuesday, October 5, 2004 from 10 a.m to 12 noon in the Business Development Center on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University, 1514 Martens Drive.

LeVern S. Meades of Bogalusa was elected chairman of the group at its first meeting held on September 20.

“I look forward to the participation, knowledge and ideas that each of the members brings to this committee,” he said. “I know that many of us have strong ideas, but I hope that we keep an open mind to change, and that we be inclusive of all health care issues in our discussions and recommendations.”