Willis-Knighton (WK) has seen the antitrust lawsuit filed today by the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana (BRF) and Vantage Health. The lawsuit alleges that WK conspired with and entered into separate agreements with LSU to divert commercial business away from University Health (UH). That is a false portrayal of medical services provided to and for some of the most vulnerable citizens in north Louisiana.
Willis-Knighton has a long-standing policy of not speaking or responding publicly on the business decisions or actions of other healthcare providers.
Robert C. Smith,II, M.D. has joined B. Scott Harrington, M.D. at WK Haughton Medical Group, 1400 Highway 80 East in Haughton.
Hector Brunet, M.D., has joined Gerardo Negron, M.D. and Guillermo Padilla-Pineda, M.D. in Shreveport Infectious Disease at 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 750 on the campus of WK Pierremont Health Center.
The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) has awarded the designation of “Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology” (FACE) to Dr. Laura Kimball-Ravari of Bossier City.
Four physicians from the Willis-Knighton Physician Network are scheduled to serve as panelists for a free seminar targeted to survivors of gynecologic cancer and their family and friends. The event is scheduled June 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hilton Shreveport Hotel in downtown Shreveport and is being presented by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has recognized Willis-Knighton Medical Center as one of the first healthcare facilities in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction® Center+ designation in the area of bariatric surgery by the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program.
Willis-Knighton has been the first in the state to offer a specialized needle, SharkCore™ Fine Needle Biopsy, to secure the best possible tissue sample for analysis. James C. Hobley, M.D., FACG, director of the Pancreato-biliary Program at Willis-Knighton, is the gastroenterologist who performed the first needle biopsy the new SharkCore from Covidien at Willis-Knighton Medical Center.
Kimberly and Steven Ford of Bossier celebrated the beginning of 2015 in grand style, welcoming twins, a son and a daughter, Sutton Kyle and Hanley Nicole. The twins were born at WK Bossier Health Center at 12:43 and 12:44 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 1.
Willis-Knighton Cancer Center is a Comprehensive Cancer Program accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC). Each year all of our Cancer Registry data is submitted to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to assess the quality of patient care. According to the CoC this enables cancer programs to compare treatment and outcomes with regional, state, and national patterns of care.
Willis-Knighton Health System’s hospitals with birthing centers have been honored with special banners, acknowledging their support and achievements as part of a statewide initiative to reduce elective, non-medically indicated deliveries prior to 39 weeks. Receiving banners were the Center for Women’s Health at Willis-Knighton South, Keri Elrod, administrator; WK Bossier Health Center, Cliff Broussard, administrator, and WK Pierremont Health Center, Sonny Moss, administrator.
Willis-Knighton Health System’s Career Institute has received the 2014 New Employee Orientation (NEO) Award for a redesign of its employee orientation program.
Monica Sehgal, M.D., has established WK Women’s Specialists at South at WK Canterbury Square, 2530 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 112, on the campus of Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health. Dr. Sehgal joins the Willis-Knighton Physician Network following an affiliation with a health system in Texas.
Reena Nanjireddy, M.D. has joined Gurleen Sikand, M.D. at WK Tri-State Neurology, 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 240, in the Medical Arts Building on the campus of Willis-Knighton Medical Center.
Willis-Knighton Breast Center has announced the launch of a technology initiative that will bring advanced 3D breast imaging throughout the health system.
Willis-Knighton Health System has announced that its Proton Therapy Center at the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center has begun treating patients with advanced pencil beam proton therapy.
News reports have created a high level of concern for parents about the Enterovirus 68. How much do you know? A good basic understanding of the virus in easy-to-understand language is available at KidsHealth on Willis-Knighton Health System’s website.
April Patton, M.D., ABFM has joined Family Medical and Geriatric Center in the WK Portico Center, 7813 Youree Drive, in Shreveport.
Yuliya Snyder, M.D., has established WK Child Neurology in the Canterbury Square medical office complex, 2530 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 113, on the campus of Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health.
Scott McRight, M.D., has joined Internal Medicine Associates in the WK Pierremont Health Center Medical Office Building, 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 400, in Shreveport.
Patrick A. Massey, M.D., has joined the sports medicine team at The Orthopaedic Clinic, 7925 Youree Drive, in Shreveport.
Progressive Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located on the campus of Willis-Knighton Medical Center, has been notified that it received a rating of 100% deficiency-free as a result of its July surprise federal survey by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
John. G Noles, M.D., has joined River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists, 1811 E. Bert Kouns, Suite 300, in Shreveport.
Dr. Stephanie Sockrider 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.; Darrell Sandifer, M.D., and Beth Geneux, M.D.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and the Willis-Knighton Physician Network have come to an agreement on terms to continue their relationship. Blue Cross members can continue to count Willis-Knighton physicians as part of their Blue Cross and HMO Louisiana networks.