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 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.