Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Opens Health Center on St. Vincent Avenue
SHREVEPORT, La. – Ochsner LSU Health celebrated the opening of the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Health Center – St. Vincent Avenue today with a ribbon cutting. CEO Chuck Daigle and Ochsner LSU Health board member Reverend Timothy Jones shared the importance of the facility with a virtual audience, while local board members joined in person.
Ochsner LSU Health is investing one million dollars in the facility, which is located in an area traditionally underserved in healthcare. The Health Center offers adult preventive and primary care services, with 13 exam rooms and onsite lab services, offering patient visits for annual check-ups, immunizations, chronic disease management and non-emergent illnesses and injuries.
“Our focus is to deliver care to the communities where our citizens reside, both in person in our clinics and with innovative digital health and telemedicine tools. This new clinic is easily accessible for a community that has typically been underserved in healthcare options. We are committed to making healthcare accessible so people get faster care, do a better job of managing chronic disease and conditions, and so that our community stays healthy and productive,” said Chuck Daigle, CEO, Ochsner LSU Health.
“As stated, everyone deserves equal access to great healthcare, regardless of where they live and their ability to pay, and I thank God for the ability of the Ochsner LSU Health partnership to remove barriers to these healthcare disparities. I’m so excited to be a part of the team to secure more than a million dollars to bring a clinic to my own community here in Cedar Grove, and it brings so much joy to my heart to announce that as of right now the Cedar Grove community is no longer a medical desert,” said Reverend Timothy Jones, Ochsner LSU Health Board Member.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Health Center – St. Vincent is located at 6670 St. Vincent Avenue and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. For an appointment, call 318-626-0050. For more information about Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport go to www.ochsnerlsuhs.org.
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-Faculty Group. 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 is a three-hospital system that includes North Louisiana’s only Level 1 Trauma Center at its 452-bed hospital and a hospital with women's and children's services in Shreveport, La. The organization also operates a 244-bed hospital in Monroe, La. With more than 4,000 employees and the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Physician Group of approximately 500 physicians, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport serves more than 140,000 patients with more than 625,000 visits annually.