LSU Health Sciences Foundation in Shreveport

Shreveport, LA   |  https://www.lsuhsfoundation.org/

Mission

Our mission is to inspire donors to invest in LSU Health Shreveport and steward contributions toward its support. LSU Health Shreveport is an invaluable resource to all of us who live, work and prosper in North Louisiana. Here, we receive the care we need to stay healthy. Our future physicians and healthcare professionals receive the education they will need to take care of us. Right here in Shreveport, scientists and researchers work every day to find cures to some of the most devastating diseases and conditions. Our job at the Foundation is to connect you to LSU Health Shreveport, to the healing, the learning, and discovering that happens in our own backyard every day. So that you and your loved ones may continue to enjoy all that LSU Health Shreveport offers for generations to come.

Ruling year info

1998

President and CEO

Kevin Flood

Main address

920 Pierremont Road, Suite 506

Shreveport, LA 71106 USA

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EIN

72-1402222

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (H05)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The LSU Health Sciences Foundation in Shreveport exists to support the mission of LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) to TEACH, HEAL and DISCOVER. As the only medical school in Northern Louisiana, LSUHSC-S is crucial to addressing the physician shortage in the United States. LSUHSC-S medical students train in the affiliated Ochsner-LSU Health hospital and provide state of the art healthcare services in a warm and caring environment. LSUHSC-S is home to a robust School of Graduate Studies with productive basic science faculty engaged in cutting-edge biomedical research addressing crucial health concerns such as Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer and Brain Health. Our hidden gem is the School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP). The SAHP is comprised of seven academic programs, three post-professional residency programs for physical therapists who hold a DPT, and three clinics (the Children’s Center, the Mollie E. Webb Speech and Hearing Center and Rehabilitation Clinic).

Our programs

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LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport

School of Medicine, School of Allied Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies

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Our results

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Increasing

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Increasing

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Holding steady

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Output - describing our activities and reach

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Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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LSU Health Sciences Foundation Shreveport
Strategic Goals and Objectives - Fiscal Year 2019-2020

1. Construct New Medical Education Building: LSUHSC-S has outgrown the facilities available to train medical students. In order to address the physician shortage in Louisiana, we will expand our medical school class size to 200. The planned Medical Education Building will be the new home of the LSUHSC-S School of Medicine.

2. Create "Information Commons" in Medical School Library: Develop a 21st century digital learning environment to enhance the educational interaction between students and instructors. Maximize new technologies to diversify the ways in which students can learn from and interact with educators, as well as the level of independence they have when learning.

3. Scholarships: Provide more scholarships to relieve the burden of student debt and expand access to medical education.

4. Center for Brain Health: Develop a comprehensive neuroscience faculty in a collaborative translational research environment to facilitate innovative research and provide patients with improved and expanded access to care.

5. School of Allied Health Professions Clinical Services: Extend access to specialized physical, occupational and speech therapy to a larger portion of the community through the School of Allied Health Professions’ faculty clinics.

6. Faculty Recruitment and Retention: Recruit the best clinicians and scientists to join the LSUHSC-S faculty and actively retain existing productive physicians and researchers. Attract health professionals in specialty areas to provide skilled care to our community and educate the next generation of healthcare professionals.

LSU Health Sciences Foundation exists to provide financial support for the strategic initiatives and goals of LSUHSC-S. The Foundation maintains active collaborations with donors in our community, alumni and external foundations/corporations who share our vision for achieving excellence in healthcare, education and research in Northern Louisiana. The Foundation solicits and stewards philanthropic contributions for identified strategic goals and vigorously manages endowed funds in support of these objectives. We assist in the recruitment of top tier scientists and physician leaders to join the LSUHSC-S faculty. The Foundation provides the support systems needed to ensure the delivery of superior, cutting edge research and training of the next generation of clinicians and biomedical researchers. Expanding our campus through the construction of the Center for Medical Education and Wellness will demonstrate our impact on the sustainability of LSUHSC-S for future generations.

The LSU Health Sciences Foundation in Shreveport has provided financial and infrastructure support to LSUHSC-S since 2002. We have strategically invested capital in the equipment and faculty needed to grow LSUHSC-S into a thriving academic medical center. Our growth has been so strong that in order to meet the needs of our community we are in need of expansion. Under Foundation management, two sizable endowments supporting Cancer and Cardiovascular research and treatment have grown substantially. The Foundation has actively sought matching dollars from state and private entities to increase the number of scholarships and endowed professorships on campus. The Foundation has grown our donor pool and actively engaged LSUHSC-S alumni through active stewardship, participation in community events and hosting annual fundraisers and galas.

1. Construct New Medical Education Building: Our capital campaign to raise $30 million for the construction of the MEB has begun. We have raised approximately one-third of this amount and are continuing to build momentum. We are still in the early phase of this campaign and are actively looking for matching gifts and sources of revenue.

2. Information Commons: This is a critical priority area for the LSU Health Sciences Foundation in Shreveport. The need for a modern, digitally connected medical library is essential to our growth and ability to recruit students to our training programs. Current students need access to the best e-learning has to offer, such as updated computers with live video streaming, in order to promote individual learning, student engagement and content retention. The new MEB will directly connect to the library with a covered walkway, so it is essential that this project move forward at the same accelerated pace as the MEB campaign.

3. Scholarships: A large number of scholarships and endowed professorships have already been successfully established on campus. Since matching funds are available from the Louisiana Board of Regents to assist with establishing these awards, we actively promote these mechanisms with potential donors and seek the maximal level of matching funds from the BoR on a yearly basis. We publicly honor scholarship/endowed chair awardees, and the respective donors, and provide yearly donor impact reports. There is always a need for scholarships to reduce the economic burden of obtaining a medical/doctoral degree.

4. Center for Brain Health: As the newest BoR approved Center on campus, we are in the beginning stages of developing and implementing a strategic plan to grow this valuable resource. Initial efforts will be focused on supporting promising research in brain health and recruiting faculty with a strong background in neuroscience.

5. School of Allied Health Professions Clinical Services: The Foundation has been proud to support the most recent SAHP campaign, "Mindful of Our Mission to Heal (MOM)." This campaign is moving forward successfully and received several significant contributions and a recent external foundation grant. We plan to complete this campaign in the next 18-24 months.

6. Faculty Recruitment and Enhancement: Faculty recruitment is an ongoing collaborative process between LSUHSC-S, the Foundation and Ochsner-LSU Health. Recent candidate search processes have resulted in the successful recruitment of 3 new chairs to LSUHSC-S. We are committed to inviting the most experienced and talented clinical and basic science faculty to join LSUHSC-S. In addition, the retention of existing productive faculty members remains a priority as our campus grows and expands.

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LSU Health Sciences Foundation in Shreveport

Board of directors
as of 06/20/2019
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Board chair

Katy Merriman

Lee Abraham

Mike Adkins

Audit Chair

Robert Bowman

Shane Bridges

Ed Crawford

Treasurer/Finance Chair

Rand Falbaum

Mark Garrett

Nancy Germany

Alumni Council Chair

Patrick Harrison

James Hobley

Valarie Jamison

Katy Merriman

Board Chair

Daryl Mitchell

Catherine Mitton

Tom Ostendorff

Bobby Pugh

Secretary

Bubba Rasberry

Governance Chair

Armand Roos

Vice Chair/Investment Chair

Linda Sell