Rosie Mike, who passed away in 2005, worked in Willis-Knighton’s Nutritional Services Department for 34 years. She helped raise her nephew, Elliott, who also worked part-time at Willis-Knighton as a teen. With the support of Willis-Knighton and CEO James K. Elrod, he elected for a career in the U.S. Coast Guard and focused on health services.
Willis-Knighton Health System employees have been cited for top fundraising efforts during the fall Heart Walk on October 8. According to Laura Pfender, regional director for the American Heart Association, Willis-Knighton staff raised $21,916.
Two physicians affiliated with Willis-Knighton Health System have teamed up to present a Breast Cancer Awareness Month program at Lewis Gifts, 5807 Youree Drive in Shreveport, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m.
Cancer experts from Willis-Knighton Cancer Center have been featured in several national venues this fall. In September Lane R. Rosen, MD, director of radiation oncology, presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting in Boston.
Persistent floaters in the eye have been a problem that was tricky for doctors to address. Floaters appear as shapes, a dot, string or cobweb across a person’s field of vision and move around quickly. They are generally caused when the vitreous, the gel substance in the eye, begins to shrink. Floaters are more common in people who are nearsighted, who have diabetes or who have had cataract surgery; however, they can also occur in younger patients. For some people, floaters are so prevalent that they are distracting and inhibit the ability to engage in work or have a normal lifestyle.
Julie Cupp, MD, has joined the Willis-Knighton Physician Network and established Willis-Knighton Breast Health and Surgical Specialists at 7843 Youree Drive in Shreveport. The office is located next to the WK Breast Health Center at WK Portico Center.
On September 9, 2014, Willis-Knighton began a new era of cancer care, treating its first patient at the WK Proton Therapy Center. Last month, the center marked another milestone, treating its 200th patient with protons.
Ryan Master, M.D., M.S. has joined Pierremont Cardiology, located in the WK Pierremont Medical Arts Building, 1811 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 210, in Shreveport.
Minh Q. Tran, M.D., a pediatric intensive care specialist, has joined Giao N. Do, MD, to provide intensive care services to children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health.
Amanda H. Bunton, MD, has joined Women’s Health Clinic located in Suite 201 of the Physicians Center on the campus of Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health. Other physicians in the clinic include Frederick J. Kinder, MD; Gregory M. Phillips, MD; Lauren H. Runnels, MD, and Ashley M. Hirsch, MD.