Patients & Visitors

Welcome from the Chief Nursing Officers

Welcome! During your stay you will experience our patient-centered care. Allow us to explain what this means for you and your family members. We want you to know that:

You can help us to help you.
We encourage you to take an active role in your care by asking questions if you have any doubts or concerns. Some people find it helpful to keep a written list of questions.

Help us get to know you.
Tell us about your medicines, including herbal supplements, allergies, history, likes and dislikes.

You can help us prevent falls.
Your hospital room is unfamiliar and can be confusing, especially at night. Please feel free to ask us for help to go to the bathroom.

Please join us as a partner in your care.
As your caregivers, we should wash our hands before and after taking care of you, and we should always use your correct name. Remind us if for some reason we don’t.

If there is an emergency, help is always available.
Sometimes a family member may see an important change when we are not in the room. You can call for emergency help by asking for the Charge Nurse or by calling the operator and asking for the House Supervisor.

As you can tell, we believe you are at the center of our care. When you and your family take an active role with us, you become important members of our healthcare team—a team composed of dedicated and specialized physicians and staff members – and you!

Again, we want to welcome you to our hospital where we are known for our personalized, compassionate and patient-centered care. Please feel free to call us with any comments or questions.

Chief Nursing Officers
Deborah Olds, Willis-Knighton Medical Center
Helen Mena, Willis-Knighton South
Sharon Hudnell, WK Bossier Health Center
Gaye Hill, WK Pierremont Health Center