LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport

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LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport
Close-up view of LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport, which occupies the expanded facilities of the formerly-named Confederate Memorial Medical Center

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, also known as LSU Health Shreveport, is an academic center for medicine and medical research in Shreveport in northwestern Louisiana, USA. It is part of the Louisiana State University System. It was established as the Louisiana State University School of Medicine at Shreveport in 1966; Edgar Hull – who in 1931 had worked to establish the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans – was the first dean, from 1966 until he retired in 1973.[1]

Since 2016, the LSU medical school in Shreveport has grappled with financial troubles. LSU President F. King Alexander said that the troubles date to 2013, when the private Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana assumed control of the teaching hospital as part of then-Governor Bobby Jindal's plan to privatize the state charity hospital system. Alexander said that the foundation has not paid hospital bills in full and provides insufficient funding to sustain the medical school.[2]


  1. ^ "Hull, Edgar". Louisiana Historical Association, A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Guidry (August 31, 2016). "LSU's Shreveport medical school on life support". The Shreveport Times. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 

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Coordinates: 32°28′52″N 93°45′43″W / 32.481014°N 93.761894°W / 32.481014; -93.761894