University Health Conway

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The University of Louisiana Monroe is hosting its annual program for academically advanced students. The President's Academy is a job training program where students select an academic track and spend a week shadowing professionals and working in groups to solve hypothetical problems.

Dr. Nick Bruno founded the President's Academy in 2012 to help give students an idea of what jobs their major encompasses and what it is actually like to work in those jobs. Dr. Joshua Stockley is an assistant professor of Political Science at ULM and organizes the President's Academy every year.

Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is making its final offer Thursday to the operator of LSU's hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe for a renegotiated contract with the state.

The governor has been trying to rework the privatization deals that turned over patient care previously handled by LSU at its hospitals and clinics to outside managers.

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University Health Conway recently celebrated renovations to its Women’s Pavilion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

The facility invested $175,000 to renovate the area.

Improvements range from fresh paint to new flooring, new furniture and electronics. One of the most important projects in the renovation is updated video surveillance monitoring.  

Security measures have increased at the OBGYN Clinics and Labor and Delivery.  Labor, delivery and post-partum rooms are now equipped with flat-screen televisions and new furniture.  



The operator of two public hospitals in north Louisiana says LSU's claims that it breached its contract are based on subjective complaints rather than anything measurable, and therefore are not valid.   


     Biomedical Research Foundation Chairman Steve Skrivanos made the statement in a letter sent Friday to Louisiana State University President F. King Alexander.  


UH-Conway Plans For Trauma Unit

Feb 2, 2015

University Health Conway is developing a plan to bring the first accredited trauma center to northeast Louisiana.  Talks are in the planning stage for Conway to work with Shreveport's University Health System's Level 1 trauma center.

Conway's Chief of Surgery and Dean of Rural Health Initiatives Dr. Lester Johnson says the system is currently working with local emergency workers to better assess trauma patients.  A number of health care providers took part in a training session last week.