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  • Dr. David Hirsch Joins Spine & Pain Specialists (7/27/2016)

    David Hirsch, MD, MBA, has joined John G. Noles, M.D. at Spine & Pain Specialists, with locations at WK Bossier Health Center and WK Pierremont Health Center.

  • Dr. Jessica Wilden Establishes Tri-State Neurosurgery (7/06/2016)

    Jessica Wilden, M.D. has joined the Willis-Knighton Physician Network and established Tri-State Neurosurgery at 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 320, in Shreveport.

  • Cancer Center Begins Treating Patients With Latest Linear Accelerator Technology (6/02/2016)

    Earlier in 2016 Willis-Knighton Health System purchased two Elekta Versa HD linear accelerators as part of the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center’s continuing technology upgrades. The first of the accelerators has been installed, and patients are currently being treated using this advanced linear accelerator technology.

  • Willis-Knighton to Recognize Cancer Survivors (5/31/2016)

    Willis-Knighton Cancer Center will recognize cancer survivors on National Cancer Survivors Day Sunday, June 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the center, 2600 Kings Highway in Shreveport.

  • Willis-Knighton Health System Recognizes 2016 Give Back Scholarship Winners (5/31/2016)

    Willis-Knighton Health System recognized 62 high school graduates as part of its Give Back program.

  • High School Athletic Physical Program Screens Student Athletes (5/12/2016)

    Each year WK Sports Medicine offers free physical exams for high school athletes and eighth-grade student athletes entering high school in the fall. These exams were provided by 20 doctors from Willis-Knighton Health System and LSU Health Shreveport as well as 15 physical therapists, 10 athletic trainers and students from the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Bossier Parish Community College.

  • WK Eye Institute Surgeon Implants Miniature Telescope in Eye (4/26/2016)

    Christopher Shelby, MD, of WK Eye Institute has successfully performed the area’s first surgery to implant a miniature telescope in the eye of a patient with end-stage macular degeneration.

  • Willis-Knighton Receives Chest Pain Accreditation (3/21/2016)

    Willis-Knighton has received Full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). Willis-Knighton is the only local facility that has achieved this designation.

  • Willis-Knighton Cancer Center Offers New Treatment for Newly-Diagnosed Glioblastoma (2/03/2016)

    Willis-Knighton Cancer Center is now offering Optune, a medical device that, when used in conjunction with partial-brain radiotherapy and chemotherapy, has been shown to extend overall survival and progression-free survival of newly diagnosed patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Optune is a portable, noninvasive device that delivers low-intensity, alternating electric fields (referred to as Tumor Treating Fields) that inhibit cancer cell replication and cause cancer cells to die.

  • Willis-Knighton to Purchase Hamilton Terrace School Property (1/19/2016)

    Willis-Knighton was pleased to learn that the Caddo Parish School Board has accepted its bid for the Hamilton Terrace school property.

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