Willis-Knighton and Blue Cross are in active dialogue regarding renewal of the agreement to provide care for members in our market. Blue Cross and Blue Shield payments are well below market rates. These payments are not sufficient to cover the inflationary costs and technological advances required to provide the best care to patients in WK’s hospitals, physician offices, as well as ancillary and outpatient care sites throughout Northwest Louisiana. Our 450 multispecialty providers value their relationship with their patients, and we hope that Blue Cross will continue to allow its members to receive the highest quality of care from physicians they know and trust.
Progressive Care Center (PCC), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility on the campus of Willis-Knighton Medical Center, has been awarded a 2013 Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Award by eQHealth Solutions, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana. It is one of only 23 nursing homes in the state and only a handful in North Louisiana that received this award.
Dr. Beth Geneux has joined Pierremont OB/GYN Specialists, 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 600, in Shreveport. The practice includes Kristy Waltman, M.D., John D. Haynes, M.D., Kristi Michael, M.D. and Darrell Sandifer, M.D.
Auset Champion and Derrick Harris, parents of naturally-conceived identical triplets, took pride as they updated media about the progress their children have made at the neonatal intensive care unit at Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health.
Dr. Nafisa Ahmed has joined Sheyenne W. Carper, M.D. at WK/University Pediatrics at Tots to Teens Pediatric Center, 845 Olive Street in Shreveport.
AccuVeinWillis-Knighton Health System today implemented the AccuVein AV400 vein illumination system on the nursing units at all four of its hospitals, reinforcing its commitment to adoption of technology to enhance patient care and comfort.
A rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets was born today at Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health in Shreveport.
The proton beam was tuned by a team of physicists and engineers led by IBA’s founder and chief research officer, Yves Jongen. The beam reached target specifications for beam size and shape at isocenter (where the patient will be treated).
We invite you to enjoy the beautiful music of the holidays as we bring you the traditional television presentation of the Centenary College Choir.
R. Shane Barton, M.D., a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with The Orthopaedic Clinic (TOC) in Shreveport, has been elected to join the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), an organization of orthopedic surgeons throughout the world who specialize in shoulder and elbow surgery. This is a high honor for Barton who becomes only the third doctor in Louisiana to be listed in the group’s membership.
The American Heart Association’s Northwest Louisiana division (AHA) and Willis-Knighton Health System have announced a partnership to promote the AHA’s “My Heart. My Life.” health movement. This sponsorship establishes Willis-Knighton Health System as a leader focused on improvements in cardiovascular health in northwest Louisiana.
The Willis-Knighton Cancer Center is hosting a proton therapy physics workshop in Shreveport on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23, featuring local, national and international speakers. More than 70 physicists, dosimetrists and others interested in radiation physics will participate.
Kirk Grantham, MD has joined Willis-Knighton Hyperbaric & Wound Care Center at its second location on the campus of WK Bossier Health Center.
Kamel Brakta, M.D. has established WK Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery Clinic in the Diagnostic & Surgical building, at 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive on the campus of Willis-Knighton Medical Center.
Sarah Baker, M.D., has established Dermatology Specialists at North in the Diagnostic & Surgical Building, suite 2D at 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive on the campus of Willis-Knighton Medical Center.
Steven Abney, Psy.D., has joined Dr. Randall P. Brewer at River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists in the WK Pierremont Medical Arts Building, suite 300 at 1811 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport.
Doctors at Wills-Knighton have received flu vaccine and are now offering flu shots to their patients. According to Greg Gavin, administrator for the Network, vaccine is plentiful this year and readily available at the Physician Network’s in primary care and pediatric clinics. In addition, Lesley Sawrie, Quick Care director, reports that all three WK Quick Care locations (Bossier, Pierremont, South) have received vaccine and are administering flu vaccine daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Willis-Knighton Cancer Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology is being represented this week at the annual world conference of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). ASTRO’s annual meeting is touted as the premier radiation oncology scientific event in the world and draws more than 11,000 to hear presentations.
Three board-certified pediatric surgeons have moved their practice to Willis-Knighton South. Mark F. Brown, MD, Donald Sorrells, MD, and Kevin Boykin, MD, have relocated to the first floor (Suite 106) in the Physicians Center, 2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, in front of the hospital.
Marissa Chesney, M.D., internal medicine, has joined WK Bossier Internal Medicine Diagnostic and Treatment Clinic located in Suite 420 of the WK Bossier Health Center at 2400 Hospital Drive in Bossier City.
Zahid Qureshi, M.D., pediatric intensive care, has joined the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Willis-Knighton South, located at 2510 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport
Willis-Knighton Health System announces the opening of WK Eye Center at Towne Oaks located at 855 Pierremont Road, Suite 102 in Shreveport.
Mark H. Smith, M.D., general and laparoscopic surgery, has joined WK North Laparoscopic Surgical Associates
Virginia Homza Carter, M.D., pediatrics, has joined Bossier Pediatric Partners in Suite 120 of the WK Bossier Medical Office Building II at 2300 Hospital Drive in Bossier City.
Jared T. Geist, M.D., gastroenterology, has joined Dr. David A. Scott at Gastroenterology Associates in Suite 540 of WK Pierremont Health Center at 8001 Youree Drive in Shreveport.