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CHRISTUS Health closing most Schumpert services on Sept. 6

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The services being closed are the Emergency Department, most inpatient units, Surgery and Day Surgery. The services being closed are the Emergency Department, most inpatient units, Surgery and Day Surgery.
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier announced Friday, Sept. 6 as the official close date of certain services on the Schumpert campus.

The services being closed are the Emergency Department, most inpatient units, Surgery and Day Surgery, according to CHRISTUS Northern Louisiana Chief Operating Officer Dr. William Lunn.

"We will continue to operate the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Birth Place (labor and delivery), the Cancer Treatment Center, the Breast Center, the Wound Center, the Inpatient Rehabilitation unit and Dubuis at the Schumpert campus until we can relocate those services to our CHRISTUS Highland campus," Lunn said.

CHRISTUS officials announced earlier this month their plans to close the Schumpert facility at One St. Mary Place and about the $55 million dollar expansion of the system's Highland campus. 

An estimated 200 layoffs are expected as a result of the transition.

"We are building new facilities at the Highland campus on Bert Kouns to accommodate those services that are moving."

Emergency, Inpatient and Surgery/Day Surgery services will continue to be available to both adults and children at CHRISTUS Highland. Grace Home will remain in its current location at 1035 Margaret Place.

CHRISTUS Schumpert Highland joined the CHRISTUS Schumpert Health System in October 1999. The 160-bed acute care hospital included birthing suites, medical and surgical care, a rehabilitation unit, skilled nursing, comprehensive coronary care, orthopedics and emergency services.

In 2010, CHRISTUS Schumpert Health System implemented changes at both the St. Mary and Highland campuses, as part of a "strategic shift" in their operations.

Services at the St. Mary campus, which includes a 601-bed hospital, were re-focused around the CHRISTUS Sutton Children's Hospital, women's services and comprehensive cancer care.

The 106-bed CHRISTUS Sutton Children's Hospital, opened in early 2006, and includes a 16-bed Level 1 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Services at Highland were expanded to provide more capacity and technology for adult medicine and surgical services in a growing area of the city. Emergency departments at both campuses continued to operate.

CHRISTUS Schumpert Health System of Shreveport is a Catholic nonprofit system owned and operated by CHRISTUS Health Dallas Texas.

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