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Willis-Knighton Health System News

  • High School Athletic Physical Program Screens Student Athletes (5/12/16)

    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 (4/26/16)

    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 (3/21/16)

    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 (2/03/16)

    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 (1/19/16)

    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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