New Center For Medical Education Breaks Ground In Shreveport – Red River Radio

NEW MEDICAL EDUCATION CENTER There was a special ceremony that took place yesterday in Shreveport as officials from LSU Health and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport were joined by state and local officials for the groundbreaking of the new Center for Medical Education. The new 5-story facility to be located on the south side of LSU Health Shreveports campus and will expand the LSU Health Shreveport medical school class size to 200 students by 2023. Among those who spoke briefly at the ceremony was Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins.

"Healthcare is the leading industry of our area and Shreveport is the healthcare center hub of the Arklatex,"said Perkins."This new center of medical education is a welcome and much needed addition to

our healthcare corridor."

The Center for Medical Education is a $60 million public-private capital project which Governor John Bel Edwards said is part of a huge investment for improving Healthcare in Louisiana.

"And when you take this $60 million dollar investment and you put it with the $40 million in the Saint Mary's facility, that means we have $100 million invested in this medical school right now," explained Edwards. "That is just so far removed from the reality that we faced just a few years ago that I just can't help but be excited about the future of our great state and this medical school."

The ceremony also marked the first year anniversary of the partnership between Ochsner Health and LSU Health Shreveport. A year ago the public-private partnership between Ochsner Health System and LSU Health Shreveport was formed to oversee and coordinate activities between the health sciences center and the healthcare delivery system in Shreveport and Monroe, La.

NEW MEDICAL EDUCATION CENTER There was a special ceremony that took place yesterday in Shreveport as officials from LSU Health and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport were joined by state and local officials for the groundbreaking of the new Center for Medical Education.

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