Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Donates 23,000 Masks
SHREVEPORT, LA, Sept. 1, 2020 -- Today, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport donated 23,000 surgical masks to area non-profits. The largest recipient was Caddo Parish Schools receiving 21,000 masks. Other recipients were HOPE Connections, Salvation Army, Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, and Providence House, who each received 500 masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
“Wearing a mask helps protects others from getting sick, critically ill or even losing their life. It is a small thing that everyone can do but not everyone has a mask available. Having a healthy community is at our heart, and we want to make sure that every person has a mask available, can help protect themselves, their loved ones, and everyone they encounter from becoming ill,” said Aphreikah DuHaney-West, Chief Operating Officer at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport.
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On Oct. 1, 2018, Ochsner Health System (Ochsner) and LSU Health Shreveport jointly formed Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport to oversee and coordinate activities between the health sciences center and the healthcare delivery system in Shreveport and Monroe, La. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is a public private partnership with a vision to improve health and well-being of its communities, access to care, quality, and facilities, expand patient-centered technology, grow the medical school, and enhance research in North Louisiana by building on the strengths of Ochsner and LSU Health Shreveport. Under the new structure, Ochsner brings their nationally-recognized expertise to the management of operations for partner hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, clinics and the clinical activity of the LSUHSC-S Faculty Group Practice. LSU will continue to successfully oversee the LSUHSC-S School of Medicine, School of Allied Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, Graduate Medical Education, and research initiatives.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport includes North Louisiana’s only Level 1 Trauma Center at its 452-bed hospital in Shreveport, La. The organization also operates a 244-bed hospital in Monroe, La. With more than 3,400 employees and the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Physician Group of approximately 500 physicians, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport serves more than 135,000 patients with more than 600,000 visits annually.
To find out more about Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, please visit www.ochsnerlsuhs.org.