LSU Health Shreveport has received a substantial gift that will help educate new doctors. The gift of $1.2 million comes from the Medical Center Clinics, Inc. and will be used to create an endowment to enhance its 29 resident and fellowship programs.
Medical students at LSU Health will get a chance to step out of the classroom and spend some time with kids who have physical and mental disabilities. It's called Camp Tiger, and it's been an annual adventure since 2000.
The LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine has been granted a full eight-year re-accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. A team of LCME reviewers visited the medical school in January for several days and issued a report to the full body.
It has been almost a month since the Biomedical Research Foundation officially took over operations of the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, but State Treasurer John Kennedy says this privatization effort is not to save money on operating costs.
Louisiana residents will have better health care thanks to a $20,000,000 grant that's being split up between eight health care institutions across the state. And, one of them is LSU-Health in Shreveport.