LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport

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LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport
LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA IMG 2364.JPG
AffiliationLSU System
ChancellorG. E. Ghali[1]
Coordinates: 32°28′52″N 93°45′43″W / 32.481014°N 93.761894°W / 32.481014; -93.761894

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport (LSU Health Shreveport) is an academic center for medicine and medical research that is located in Shreveport, Louisiana.


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

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.[2] G. E. Ghali was named Chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport in October of 2016.[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.[3]

In October 2018, a 50/50 partnership between Ochsner and LSU Health Shreveport took over managing the operations, replacing the previous management.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Ghali named permanent chancellor at LSU med in Shreveport". AP News. Associated Press. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Hull, Edgar". Louisiana Historical Association, A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography. Retrieved February 1, 2011.
  3. ^ Leigh Guidry (August 31, 2016). "LSU's Shreveport medical school on life support". The Shreveport Times. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Piekos, Christian. "Ochsner takes the reigns of North Louisiana's charity hospitals". ksla.

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