Our Mission is to promote the health and wellness of LSU Health Shreveport through education and efforts that encourage habits of wellness, inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and support a sense of community in which health and overall well-being is recognized as an essential element of success.
Emotional, social, workplace and physical well-being are critical to the development and maintenance of competent, caring students, faculty and healthcare providers. In the current health care environment, students, residents, fellows, faculty members and staff are at increased risk for burnout and depression. Self-care is an important component that impacts qualify of life and work. It is also a skill that must be cultivated and developed.
Wellness includes the following dimensions:
Physical: The physical dimension recognizes the need for regular physical activity and encourages learning about nutrition while discouraging the use of tobacco, drugs and excessive alcohol consumption.
Emotional: The ability to find support in time of need, express a wide range of emotions and deal with daily stressors.
Social: Community building premised on shared values of respect and dignity, volunteerism and caring valued as part of the workplace.
Financial: The ability to plan for the future, be prepared for emergencies, and have access to the information and tools necessary to make good financial decisions.
Workplace: The ability to pursue interests, values, and purpose in order to gain meaning, happiness and enrichment professionally.
Coming in 2022! The Center will provide a vital and needed wellness journey that connects mind, body and nature. The multi-floor design will include areas for individual and group fitness, meditation, counseling, nutrition and group assemblies. Located primarily on the first floor but covering 21,500 square feet in total, the Center will be accessible to all students, residents, fellows, staff, faculty and community audiences.
Donor support is crucial to the success of the Center for Medical Education. Your investment will impact students and faculty today, continue LSU Health Shreveport's success for generations to come, and strengthen the economy of North Louisiana.