Willis-Knighton Health System http://redriverradio.org en Willis-Knighton redevelops former Bossier Medical Center http://redriverradio.org/post/willis-knighton-redevelops-former-bossier-medical-center <p>Willis-Knighton Health System will officially open its 300,000 square-foot Innovation Center Sunday in Bossier City. The hospital system acquired the former Bossier Medical Center two years ago, remodeled it, and plans to house ancillary services in the building.</p><p>Facility administrator Joshua Mason says about one third of the building will house patient records in a fireproof, highly secure environment.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 14:08:03 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 43718 at http://redriverradio.org Willis-Knighton redevelops former Bossier Medical Center Health Matters: Concussion http://redriverradio.org/post/health-matters-concussion <div><strong>Aired Thursday, January 23 at 6 p.m.</strong></div><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Kermit Poling 39072 at http://redriverradio.org Health Matters: Concussion Willis-Knighton Health System in Shreveport builds region's first proton facility http://redriverradio.org/post/willis-knighton-health-system-shreveport-builds-regions-first-proton-facility <p>Willis-Knighton Health System is building a $40 million Proton Therapy Center that will offer a high-tech, state-of-the-art radiation treatment for cancer. The 55,000 square-foot expansion of its cancer center is expected&nbsp;to create about 15 new jobs. There are 11 such proton beam centers nationwide. Dr. Lane Rosen, Willis-Knighton’s director of radiation oncology, said during a press briefing yesterday that Willis-Knighton will offer the first compact proton therapy system.</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:08:14 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 30731 at http://redriverradio.org Willis-Knighton Health System in Shreveport builds region's first proton facility Children's dental health program re-launches in Shreveport http://redriverradio.org/post/childrens-dental-health-program-re-launches-shreveport <p>Shreveport-based Willis-Knighton Health System is re-launching its Children’s Dental Services program that gives uninsured children access to a dentist, even though their family can’t pay for the visit. Dozens of Shreveport-Bossier dentists are associated with the program. Bonnie Hughes oversees the program for Willis-Knighton. She says the hospital’s role is to get children enrolled, and then schedule them with a participating dentist whose practice is near their home.</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:32:56 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 23474 at http://redriverradio.org Children's dental health program re-launches in Shreveport Willis-Knighton expands its assisted living community http://redriverradio.org/post/willis-knighton-expands-its-assisted-living-community <p>The Willis-Knighton Health System has&nbsp;completed a&nbsp;$3.9 million assisted living expansion. The hospital system&#39;s Savannah at The Oaks community will nearly double in size to 52 apartments. Executive manager Janice Latvala says it fills a gap between independent living and a nursing home. She says the new&nbsp;units are nearly all leased, and she began taking contracts on them five months ago. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:46:30 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 15302 at http://redriverradio.org Willis-Knighton expands its assisted living community