Any parent who has had a teenager with acne understands that it’s a condition that affects not just a teen’s skin but, often, their self-esteem. That’s why Ark-La-Tex Dermatology is sponsoring a mother/daughter event focusing on acne on Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m. in the WK Bossier Health Center Auditorium.
Melanoma Monday, a service of Ark-La-Tex Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology and Willis-Knighton screened 88 patients on Monday, May 6.
The Willis-Knighton Cancer Center and Willis-Knighton Health System are joining with the American Cancer Society and other local organizations to promote and support a study that has the potential to change the face of cancer. Local residents are being recruited to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) which will give scientists a better understanding of cancer causes and prevention.
In the wake of the devastating terrorist bombing in Boston, KidsHealth, the comprehensive library of health information, has articles to help address some of the concerns families may have. KidsHealth has created a three new centers – “How to Talk to Your Child About the News” for parents and “Terrorism” for teens and for kids.
Willis-Knighton Health System has installed Shreveport’s first digital broadband magnetic resonance imaging system, the Ingenia 3.0T, as well as the latest-generation in open MR systems, the Panorama High Field Open, both from Philips Healthcare, at the WK Imaging & Technology Center. The Center is located inside the WK Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center at 7925 Youree Drive in Shreveport.
The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) and Willis-Knighton Health System are joining together to present a Donor Flag Raising Ceremony on Tuesday, April 2, at 11 a.m.
Lori Roy, dietitian with the John C. McDonald Regional Transplant Center at Willis-Knighton, has been appointed to the Louisiana Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition (LBEDN) by Governor Bobby Jindal. Board membership is a three-year appointment.
Just in time for spring, KidsHealth, the comprehensive library of health information for children hosted by Willis-Knighton Health System, has created a new Allergy Center for parents, kids, and teens.
Brett A. Koder, MD, has joined Michael J. Beal, MD, and Andrea Dean, AuD, at Ark-La-Tex Ear, Nose & Throat located in WK Portico Center at 7847 Youree Drive in Shreveport. Dr. Koder comes to Willis-Knighton from private practice in N.C.
WK Pierremont Health Center, 8001 Youree Drive, will be the site of a LASIK MegaSeminar on Saturday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to noon. The public can meet five surgeons who perform surgery at the WK Refractive Surgery Center and learn more about precision LASIK with the FS200 Aqua Femtosecond and Allegretto WaveLight lasers. All who attend will receive a $500 coupon towards LASIK surgery.
A new bone density system and an upgrade to the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) was installed at Pines Road Family Medicine earlier this month. This is part of an transfer of all film-based X-rays at off-campus clinics to PACS by the Willis-Knighton Physician Network.
Women will be in the spotlight in March in Shreveport and Bossier City, and Willis-Knighton and several Willis-Knighton physicians will be supporting this recognition of women with health-oriented programs.
Lane R. Rosen, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center, spoke to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) at their meeting in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA) has recognized Willis-Knighton’s Progressive Care Center for having the lowest anti-psychotic medication rates in the state.
At the March of Dimes’ annual kickoff breakfast Willis-Knighton Health System was announced as the title sponsor of the 2013 March for Babies.
Project NeighborHealth and the Northwest Louisiana Dental Volunteers will sponsor a health fair at the WK Community Education Center, 6725 Southern Avenue, on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Willis-Knighton Health System has added da Vinci Si Surgical System robots at Willis-Knighton South and WK Bossier Health Center. The health system now has robots at all four of its hospitals, making it the leading da Vinci provider in Louisiana.
Project NeighborHealth, a community service of Willis-Knighton Health System, will observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the WK Community Health & Education Center, 4700 Hilry Huckaby III Avenue.
The Willis-Knighton Cancer Center has completed a study of patients diagnosed with breast cancer who had lymph node involvement on a sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Willis-Knighton Medical Center has received full accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) for a three-year period. “This accreditation validates our commitment to improving care for patients with heart disease,” said Kathy Walker, director of the Willis-Knighton Heart & Vascular Institute. “During our survey we received favorable comments for our community involvement and partnership with local EMS. This is just another example of why we are recognized as the regional leader for Cardiovascular Care.”
Interventional cardiologists have performed the first transcatheter aortic heart valve replacements (TAVR) using the Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve at the Willis-Knighton Heart & Vascular Institute.
Responding to the devastating school shooting in Newtown, Conn., KidsHealth, the comprehensive library of health information for children, has added to and enhanced related articles in the content library that help address some of the concerns families may have.
Halim Abou-Faycal, MD, has joined Raymond A. Coghlan, MD, FRCPC, FIDSA, and J. Michel El-Hayek, MD, at Northwest Louisiana Infectious Disease Consultants located in Suite 150 of the WK Medical Arts Building, 2551 Greenwood Road in Shreveport.
Willis-Knighton Health System is pleased to provide a holiday gift to the community by sponsoring the televised holiday concert of the Centenary College Choir under the direction of David Hobson.
Lesli Tuggle, physical therapist at Willis-Knighton Health System, recently passed the recertification exam for Certified Wound Specialists (CWS).