1. Locations
  2. Locations
  3. Ochsner LSU Health - Academic Medical Center

Ochsner LSU Health - Academic Medical Center

Address, Phone and Hours

Ochsner LSU Health - Academic Medical Center
1541 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA, 71103,

Open 24 hours per day, seven days per week

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is a public-private partnership that oversees and coordinates activities between the health sciences center and the healthcare delivery system. At our Academic Medical Center, our doctors and staff members provide advanced healthcare services in a warm, caring environment. We partner with the LSU School of Medicine to:

  • Offer high-quality patient care
  • Advance medical science through research
  • Educate the next generation of leaders in healthcare

The Academic Medical Center is an acute care, nonprofit multispecialty hospital with 407 licensed beds, and we accept most insurance plans (more than 40). With more than 400 skilled doctors and specialists on staff, many of whom have practiced medicine on this campus for decades, we are able to meet the healthcare needs of our area’s patients.

Our 24-hour full-service Emergency Department is staffed by board-certified emergency doctors. We have north Louisiana’s only Level 1 trauma center and the first trauma center in the state to be recognized by the Louisiana Emergency Response Network with a pediatric trauma program. We were the first thrombectomy-capable stroke center in Louisiana as designated by The Joint Commission and, in 2019, became the first local hospital awarded the Gold Plus Award and Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Designation by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. We also have the region’s only burn unit that regularly accepts patients from surrounding states who have burn injuries.

In the last three years, significant investments have been made in the hospital’s infrastructure improvements, deferred maintenance, cosmetic upgrades and new equipment. Included in these are upgrades to the HVAC system, roofing, elevators, interior and exterior lighting, security tools and technology and central sterile area. Additionally, Day Surgery has been completely renovated along with several inpatient units, common areas and major upgrades to the cath lab and operating rooms.

We are proud of the progress we've made to improving and expanding our facilities, advancing healthcare, as well as improving access to care in our community. Since 2018 our team at the Academic Medical Center has:

  • Created an additional 27 intermediate care beds for higher acuity patients in 2019.
  • Increased critical care capacity from 28 to 59 licensed ICU beds.
  • Added a new 12-bed inpatient unit in 2021.
  • Increased single occupancy rooms from 35% to 70%, ensuring more patients are provided a private room.
  • Achieved the state’s only ECMO Gold Center of Excellence Award (2021).
  • Implemented new transportation programs assisting patients after discharge.
  • Increased patient transfers accepted when a higher level of care is needed.
  • Reduced the transfer time for patients by contracting private, in-house ambulance services.

Contact Us

Learn more about Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – Academic Medical Center by calling our main customer service switchboard.

We strive to build long-term relationships with our community - including you!