Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is the major teaching site of the program. It serves as a tertiary care referral center for an area with a population exceeding one million people. Yearly, there are nearly 7,000 admissions to the Medicine Service; 65,000 Emergency Room visits, 45,000 visits to the General Medicine Clinics, and 27,000 visits to the subspecialty medical clinics. This large clinical base is the foundation of a superb "hands-on" patient care experience for residents.
The clinical facilities include a 16 bed Medical Intensive care/Coronary Care Unit, a 36 bed telemetry unit, a sleep laboratory, imaging facilities, and a bone marrow transplantation unit. The Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and a new 160,000 square foot ambulatory care center was occupied in April, 2006. A state of the art Radiology facility, including a recently completed imaging center, enhance the residents' diagnostic capabilities on the Medicine Service. PET scanning is available in the adjacent Biomedical Research Institute.
St. Mary Medical Center is the new location of our women & children’s hospital as of April 2020. This facility is dedicated to the health and well-being of women and children in the Ark-La-Tex area. The children’s hospital was established in 1996 and was originally designated as a “hospital within a hospital” as it was located inside the main Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport hospital. In 2017, the St. Mary Medical Center campus was donated to a nonprofit group that was set up to support LSU Medical School. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport made an initial investment of $40 million in the property as part of the organization’s continued focus to improve access to healthcare, provide more convenient care options, and enhance the patient experience. The campus began to open in phases in May of 2019. Pediatric services were transitioned to the campus in May of 2020. The campus currently boasts several specialty clinics, an outpatient laboratory, a comprehensive diagnostic imaging center, labor and delivery suites, Obstetrics & Gynecology ward, Pediatrics ward, newborn nursery, PICU, and NICU. The NICU is designated as a Level III NICU. The children’s hospital is staffed by physicians with special training and skills in the management of complicated acute and chronic pediatric illnesses. Over 60 full-time faculty members and 30 residents care for our pediatric patients.
Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Medical Center experience provides an added dimension to the training program. The 197 bed tertiary care hospital is located on a beautiful tree-shaded campus about 4 miles from LSUHSC. There are over 4,200 admissions to the medical service yearly, and approximately 49,000 visits to the outpatient clinics. The Medical Center serves as a referral center for northern and central Lousisiana, southern Arkansas, and eastern Texas.
Internal Medicine residents rotate through the general medical wards and the Medical Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. In addition, there is a full range of clinical programs and medical subspecialty electives that are available to residents. Approximately 20% of the Department of Medicine faculty have their primary appointments in the VA system, making the hospital a key player in the training program. Inpatient hospital services consist of a 33 bed Infant and Children's Ward, a newly renovated 8 bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a 40 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Newborn Nursery.
The Ambulatory Care Clinic currently houses clinics for multiple specialties including Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Ophthalmology. The general pediatrics clinic and pediatric subspecialty clinics are located on the first floor of this building. One of the institution’s Internal Medicine clinics are located on the second floor of this building. The Med-Peds resident clinic is currently housed in the Internal Medicine clinic on Wednesday and serves as our Med-Peds “home base”. Internal Medicine specialty clinics including Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, and Infectious Disease are located within this building as well. The building boasts an infusion center, 4 outpatient laboratories, diagnostic imaging including x-ray and ultrasound, and some physical therapy services. It is conveniently located across the street from the main Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport hospital.
The Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Clinic at Provenance is located in South Shreveport. The clinic opened in September of 2019. Currently, Dr. Adams, Dr. Bass, Dr. Beal, and Dr. Callegan-Poche have their faculty clinics at this location. There are also 2 internists, Dr. Cassiere and Dr. Donley, as well as an FNP, Ms. Pamela Curry at the location. There is on-site laboratory and radiology. Residents are able to rotate through the clinic during their Med-Peds elective.
For a more in-depth look at our training locations, please use the QR code provided below to view a resident-led video tour of our facilities.