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Willis-Knighton Health System News

  • WK Rehabilitation Institute Holds Open House (2/13/17)

    The building formerly known as Doctors’ Hospital and now transformed as the WK Rehabilitation Institute was opened to the public on Sunday, Feb. 12.

  • WK Pierremont Health Center Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers (1/30/17)

    WK Pierremont Health Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review in January, with Joint Commission experts evaluating compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

  • Cardiovascular Consultants Becomes Willis-Knighton Cardiology (1/30/17)

    Cardiovascular Consultants has joined the Willis-Knighton Physician Network, changing its name to Willis-Knighton Cardiology. The 11 board-certified cardiologists have a combined total of more than 150 years of cardiology experience and practice.

  • New Brain Surgery Technology at Willis-Knighton Targets Tumors (1/23/17)

    Jessica Wilden, MD, neurosurgeon with Tri-State Neurosurgery, has performed a unique MRI-guided Visualase® laser ablation on a patient diagnosed with a brain tumor. The patient, a 57-year-old man, had a symptomatic tumor in the temporal lobe of the brain, near the brain stem. The location of the tumor made it difficult and dangerous to resect during open brain surgery.

  • Willis-Knighton Cancer Center Receives Regional Award (1/18/17)

    The Willis-Knighton Cancer Center has received an award for Excellence in Helping to Prevent Cancer given by the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society. Nominations were taken from cancer centers throughout the division, which includes those in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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