CHRISTUS Schumpert Bossier unveiled a new cancer treatment center Thursday.
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -
A new cancer center was unveiled Thursday at CHRISTUS Schumpert in Bossier City.
The location is the first of its kind in the Shreveport-Bossier area. This morning, it was blessed and dedicated.
The clinic is part of the $55 million expansion of the Highland campus, announced last May.
CHRISTUS leaders say the new satellite in Bossier will help outpatients who normally travel to Shreveport.
"We've listened to our doctors and our patients in this community that said, 'Hey, we don't want to have to cross the river if we don't have to'," said Dr. William Lunn, COO of CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier.
Ten-year cancer survivor Catherine Wright is a Bossier City resident who had to travel to Shreveport for all of her cancer treatment. It may seem like a short drive across the bridge, but she to cancer patients it's different, she said.
"That's because sometimes, when they finish treatment, they get sick so they want to get home quick," she said.
That's why she's excited to hear about the new location.
"It's right here centrally located so people can get to it without any problem," she said.
Wright said because of the centers location, it will be one less thing cancer patients have to worry about.