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  • Willis-Knighton and Blue Cross Blue Shield (4/10/2014)

    Willis-Knighton and Blue Cross are in active dialogue regarding renewal of the agreement to provide care for members in our market. Blue Cross and Blue Shield payments are well below market rates. These payments are not sufficient to cover the inflationary costs and technological advances required to provide the best care to patients in WK’s hospitals, physician offices, as well as ancillary and outpatient care sites throughout Northwest Louisiana. Our 450 multispecialty providers value their relationship with their patients, and we hope that Blue Cross will continue to allow its members to receive the highest quality of care from physicians they know and trust.

  • Progressive Care Center Receives Quality Award (4/03/2014)

    Progressive Care Center (PCC), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility on the campus of Willis-Knighton Medical Center, has been awarded a 2013 Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Award by eQHealth Solutions, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana. It is one of only 23 nursing homes in the state and only a handful in North Louisiana that received this award.

  • Dr. Beth H. Geneux Joins Pierremont OB/ GYN Specialists (4/01/2014)

    Dr. Beth Geneux has joined Pierremont OB/GYN Specialists, 8001 Youree Drive, Suite 600, in Shreveport. The practice includes Kristy Waltman, M.D., John D. Haynes, M.D., Kristi Michael, M.D. and Darrell Sandifer, M.D.

  • Triplets’ Parents Prepare to Take Boys Home (2/08/2014)

    Auset Champion and Derrick Harris, parents of naturally-conceived identical triplets, took pride as they updated media about the progress their children have made at the neonatal intensive care unit at Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health.

  • Dr. Nafisa Ahmed Joins WK/ University Pediatrics at WK Tots to Teens Pediatric Center (2/03/2014)

    Dr. Nafisa Ahmed has joined Sheyenne W. Carper, M.D. at WK/University Pediatrics at Tots to Teens Pediatric Center, 845 Olive Street in Shreveport.

  • Willis-Knighton Introduces Vein Illumination To Enhance Patient Care, Efficiency (1/17/2014)

    AccuVeinWillis-Knighton Health System today implemented the AccuVein AV400 vein illumination system on the nursing units at all four of its hospitals, reinforcing its commitment to adoption of technology to enhance patient care and comfort.

  • Naturally Conceived Identical Triplets Born in Shreveport (1/13/2014)

    A rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets was born today at Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health in Shreveport.

  • First Proton Beam Generated at Willis-Knighton Cancer Center with Proteus®ONE (12/17/2013)

    The proton beam was tuned by a team of physicists and engineers led by IBA’s founder and chief research officer, Yves Jongen. The beam reached target specifications for beam size and shape at isocenter (where the patient will be treated).

  • Willis-Knighton Sponsors Centenary College Choir Television Concert (12/16/2013)

    We invite you to enjoy the beautiful music of the holidays as we bring you the traditional television presentation of the Centenary College Choir.

  • Local Surgeon Dr. Shane Barton Receives Orthopedic Honor (11/22/2013)

    R. Shane Barton, M.D., a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with The Orthopaedic Clinic (TOC) in Shreveport, has been elected to join the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), an organization of orthopedic surgeons throughout the world who specialize in shoulder and elbow surgery. This is a high honor for Barton who becomes only the third doctor in Louisiana to be listed in the group’s membership.

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