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Ochsner LSU Health - Academic Medical Center

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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 - Academic Medical Center is a 407 licensed bed multi-specialty hospital that provides advanced healthcare services for patients that are critically and severely ill.

As an Academic Medical Center, 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

With more than 400 skilled physicians and specialists on staff, many of whom have practiced medicine on this campus for decades, we are able to provide unmatched care for 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’re proud to say that we are also the region’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center, providing the areas most advanced care to stroke patients. We also have the region’s only burn unit that regularly accepts patients from surrounding states who have burn injuries.

This campus has undergone major renovations to improve infrastructure of the hospital. In addition to housing top-line equipment, we’ve made enhancements to patient rooms, waiting areas, elevator systems, parking areas and more.

We are proud of the progress we've made to improving and expanding our facility, 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!