[Building A] Comprehensive Care and Family Practice
[Building B] Academic Departments, Administration
[Building C] Library, Testing Center, Academic Departments
E.A. Conway Medical Center is located at 4864 Jackson St. in Monroe, LA
Huey P. Long Medical Center is located at 352 Hospital Blvd. in Pineville, LA
LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport Centers of Excellence
Center of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology
(Approved by the Board of Regents, 1990)
Seth Mark Berney, M.D., Director
The Center of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology provides multidisciplinary programs of excellence in patient care, research and education. The Center is developing and maintaining comprehensive patient-oriented programs for treatment, research and education related to arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. The center provides clinical diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services for patients and serves as a referral consultation center for physicians practicing in Louisiana. Educational programs for patients and health care professionals as well as community awareness and education projects are being developed and implemented. Clinical and basic research projects often involving interdepartmental multidisciplinary collaborations have provided for maintaining and expanding research efforts with increased research productivity.
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center of Excellence
(Approved by the Board of Regents, 1991)
Glenn Mills M.D., Director
The Cancer Center is a multidisciplinary facility that promotes both basic and clinical cancer research, continuing education for the health care professions, cancer prevention for the public and comprehensive care for the cancer patient. The Cancer Center fosters translational research in various programs encompassing scientists, clinician-scientists, and clinicians from a multitude of departments. Many of these programs have a direct effect on clinical practice. As a result, excellence in health care of the cancer patient is fostered. The multidisciplinary approach in cancer treatment and applied research coordinates the efforts of medical, surgical and radiation oncologists and affords the patient the most up-to-date evaluation and therapy possible. The Center spearheads a comprehensive effort of community education, outreach to schools and other organizations, training of health care professionals at other institutions and direct cancer screening at various sites.
The Louisiana State University Hospital in Shreveport
The Louisiana State University Hospital in Shreveport was created by the Louisiana Legislature in 1976 when it authorized the merger of the Confederate Memorial Medical Center, a 100 year old state charity hospital, into the LSU System and the Medical Center. The merger of the hospital was effected October 1, 1976, as specified by Act 385 of the 1976 legislative session. Following the merger, the Act further directed that “…the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College shall establish such procedures and policies as shall be necessary to effectively use Confederate Memorial Medical Center at Shreveport as a teaching institution without impairment of the functions for which this institution was created.”
The change in philosophy from a state charity hospital to a university teaching hospital was reflected in the subsequent change in name from Confederate Memorial Medical Center to Louisiana State University Hospital Shreveport on July 28, 1978. Since the mid-1970s the University Hospital has continued to undergo major renovation and expansion of physical facilities. A new Ambulatory Care Building will provide expanded clinic areas to care for the more than 443,000 outpatient visits each year.
In fulfilling its mission, the role of the University Hospital is to amalgamate the provision of quality patient care, the education of health care professionals and the stimulation of medical research, the triad common to university teaching hospitals in academic health science centers.
The scope of patient care ranges from primary care delivered in outpatient clinic visits to sophisticated tertiary care programs directed by faculty in the School of Medicine academic clinical departments of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Comprehensive Care, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, and Urology, and their subspecialty sections.
Subspecialty expertise by faculty who also are attending physicians at the University Hospital provides the basis for regional tertiary care programs which include cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, oncology, oral surgery, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, sleep disorders, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, neurosurgery, genetics, pulmonary diseases and allergy in children, open heart surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, organ transplantation, burn and trauma, and bone marrow transplantation. The LSU Hospital provides a Level I Trauma Center as a regional resource.
A Children’s Hospital within the University Hospital was established in 1996 and meets the criteria for membership in the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions.
In its educational role, the University Hospital provides graduate medical education programs, accredited by appropriate bodies, for physicians in specialty training as house officers and fellows in 18 postgraduate training programs. It serves as the primary site for clinical education programs for approximately 410 medical students, as well as students of the School of Allied Health Professions, and students from other state universities who are pursuing degrees such as nursing, medical records and dietetics. By training health professionals to care for Louisiana residents’ health needs, the University Hospital is fulfilling its goal in pursuit of its stated objectives.