University Health System provides advanced healthcare for patients in Shreveport, Monroe and surrounding areas. Operating the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, University Health combines quality care with research-based methods to provide leading service and 3,000 jobs in our community. UH is one of just six hospitals in the nation affiliated with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. UH is home to state-designated Centers of Excellence, including the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.
The goal at University Health Shreveport and University Health Conway in Monroe is to provide high-quality patient care within a setting that advances medical science through research and educates the next generation of leaders in healthcare. University Health is the proud clinical partner of the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. As academic medical centers, University Health hospitals uphold a strong commitment to state-of-the art treatment, clinical research, and community education and prevention programs. The regional economic impact of both hospitals in the University Health System is more than $1 billion.
In 2013, management of the former LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe was transferred to the BRF as part of Louisiana’s privatization of its hospital system. The state and LSU chose BRF as the private nonprofit partner for the hospitals through a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement. In the first year of operations, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reported $42 million in savings to the state on medical care delivery. Within months after the transition, clinic visits and outpatient admissions had increased substantially at both hospitals, while patient referral queues, wait times and delays were significantly reduced.
University Health System is implementing two new initiatives: expanding and upgrading Telehealth and Telemedicine programs to better serve the healthcare needs of the rural communities of north Louisiana; and implementing national Baby-Friendly patient care protocols – the only hospitals in north Louisiana with this standard of care to improve the health of mother and child.
University Health Shreveport, with its 452-bed hospital, is home to state-designated Centers of Excellence, including the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and a Center of Excellence in Arthritis and Rheumatology. On the main campus there is also an accredited Children’s Hospital, a regional Burn Center, and the only Level 1 Trauma Center in north and central Louisiana. University Health Shreveport is one of only six hospitals in the nation affiliated with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
University Health Conway is a 244-bed facility that operates a 24-hour trauma center and the only provider of acute inpatient psychiatric services in northeast Louisiana. Since 2013, cardiac treatment, ophthalmology, orthopedics and vascular services have substantially increased.