KTBS3 - People with traumatic injuries are usually taken to Shreveport's Ochsner LSU Health to be treated. In 2020, the hospital treated around 2,200 trauma patients. In 2021, it treated around 3,300 trauma patients, over 300 were pediatric cases. "We're a level one trauma center, we just recently got a repeat certification for trauma," said Dr. Chuck Fox, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, chief medical officer.
LSU Health Shreveport faculty and residents provide tertiary level care for the entire region of North Louisiana, South Arkansas, and East Texas through Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport:
- Hospital beds- 478
- ED beds- 54
- Adult visits/year- 60,000
- Pediatric visits/year- 8,000
- Major trauma activations/year- 2,400
- Admission rate- 22%
- ICU admit rate- 2.3%
Emergency Medicine patients are cared for by:
- 21 Emergency Medicine Attending Physicians
- 34 Emergency Medicine Residents
- 60 nurses
- 8 Advanced Practice Providers
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We are the only ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. We also serve as a primary stroke center with thrombectomy certification and the regional burn center.
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The fully accredited residency program that our faculty has developed offers excellence in teaching and academic standards, a well-balanced and complete curriculum, and a supportive and friendly environment. Our full-time faculty work with our residents to prepare them for a future in Emergency Medicine, a specialty that is constantly evolving in a very exciting manner. We expect our graduates to be fully prepared to practice in any academic or clinical environment of their choosing as the future leaders and educators within our specialty.
Shreveport Times - During a global pandemic which has literally taken the breath away of so many, LSUHS scientists and researchers have been working to increase the safety and efficacy of emergency ventilation. The Tidal Volume Monitor project is spearheaded by the LSUHS Device group.
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Congratulations to Dr. Arrigo De Benedetti, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Dr. Nadejda Korneeva, Assistant Professor of Emergence Medicine, who have been awarded an intramural COVID-19 grant in amount of $50,000.
LSU Health Shreveport has sent a medical strike team to assist staff at a hospital in the New Orleans area. The team consists of seven residents and emergency physician Dr. Angela Cornelius. They are currently working at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero.