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 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.