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CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier opens first cancer clinic in Bossier

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CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier is expanding its cancer care and passion for personalized care to Bossier City. The CHRISTUS Health Cancer Treatment Center – Bossier satellite clinic is the first of its kind in the Bossier area.

"We are excited to be the first to bring cancer care to the Bossier community." said Dr. William Lunn, COO of CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier." Because of this new clinic, we are able to meet the needs of our patients and provide better access and availability to those who live in the Bossier area. When you receive cancer care, you don't want to be in the car one minute longer than you need to be." A blessing and dedication ceremony will take place Thursday, April 10 at 12:30PM at the Bossier clinic located at 2539 Viking Drive, Bossier City.

Last May, CHRISTUS announced plans for a $55 million expansion of the Highland campus, focus on reaching growing areas of the community, and the addition of primary care physicians to the medical staff.

CHRISTUS is committed to meeting the needs of the Shreveport-Bossier community, and the new satellite cancer treatment center in Bossier will reach those patients who had to travel to Shreveport receive care.

"The Bossier Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome the CHRISTUS Cancer
Treatment Center to Bossier City," said Lisa Johnson, President and CEO of the Bossier
Chamber of Commerce. "This expansion will have a profound economic impact on our
city. CHRISTUS is pioneering cancer treatment in Bossier and we salute them as innovators.
The healthcare industry serves as one of our region's greatest strengths and is a local economic driver. CHRISTUS' commitment to providing high quality healthcare to residents and expanding cancer treatment options is a prime example of how Bossier Innovates."

With this additional location, CHRISTUS Cancer Treatment Center will have the
same approach with each patient as they do at their Shreveport location. "From the personalized care the physicians and nursing staff provide, to the flowers and milkshakes the volunteers give patients, CHRISTUS embodies the mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ with everyone that walks through the door, "said Dr. Scott Boniol, Medical Director of the Cancer Treatment Center. "At CHRISTUS, our physicians and staff treat the patient, not just the disease."

The new clinic will offer hematology and oncology clinics, chemotherapy and infusion services. To schedule an appointment or to make a self-referral, call 318-681-4138.

 

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