What is today Willis-Knighton Health System began in 1924 with a hospital west of downtown Shreveport. That flagship location remains and has expanded into a health system that is now the region’s largest healthcare organization.

General/Acute Care in Four Corners of the Community

North:  Willis-Knighton Medical Center. This flagship location is home to tertiary services such as the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center and Willis-Knighton Heart & Vascular Institute. It is also home to WK’s corporate offices.

South:  Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health. This was Louisiana’s first satellite hospital and today focuses on adult and pediatric care, with an emphasis on women’s health, including birthing services, and pediatric subspecialties.

Bossier: WK Bossier Health Center. This is the only full-service hospital in one of Louisiana’s fastest-growing parishes. It provides a variety of general health services and focuses on emergency care, orthopedic care, cardiovascular care and birthing services.

Pierremont: WK Pierremont Health Center. This towering hospital serves the fast-growing area of southeast Shreveport with a range of adult care with specialized expertise in its inpatient stroke unit, geriatric care and birthing services.

Rehabilitation Services

The WK Rehabilitation Institute offers inpatient care for both physical and behavioral rehabilitation. It is also home to the health system’s outpatient dialysis service.

Specialty Centers

Willis-Knighton is home to a number of specialty centers, focusing on advanced healthcare services. Among these are our Cancer Center, Proton Therapy Center, Heart & Vascular Institute, Transplant Center, Hyperbaric & Wound Care Center and Eye Institute.
Review a complete list here.

Extended Nursing Care

WK Progressive Care Center and Health Center at Live Oak provide skilled nursing care.

WK Extended Care Center offers provides subacute care.

Retirement Living

The Oaks of Louisiana is an active adult life plan community that offers three residential levels: independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing.

Affiliate Hospitals

The health system provides cooperative support for neighboring hospitals, each an autonomous organization that takes advantage of the benefits of tertiary services and purchasing contracts offered by Willis-Knighton.

  • North Caddo Medical Center in Vivian
  • DeSoto Regional Health System in Mansfield
  • Minden Medical Center in Minden
  • Springhill Medical Center in Springhill

LSU Connection

For decades Willis-Knighton has maintained a strong relationship of support for LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and its training programs for healthcare professionals. Offering access to WK facilities, technology and a large patients broadens healthcare education.