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October 2017

Miracle Tour 2017

October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Great Raft Brewing, 1251 Dalzell Street
Shreveport, LA 71103 United States
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Thank you to our attendees and sponsor for making this year's Miracle Tour a great success! We look forward to seeing you next year! Registration Closed View Sponsors The Inaugural Miracle Tour, sponsored by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals & CHRISTUS Foundation Shreveport-Bossier offers rides catering to every cyclist, with routes providing beautiful scenery of Lake Bistineau and the surrounding countryside. Registered event participants will enjoy maps, well-stocked rest stops, SAG vehicles on well-marked routes, enthusiastic volunteers, and an event t-shirt,…

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November 2017

LSUS Dance Marathon

November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
LSUS, 1 University Pl
Shreveport, LA 71115 United States
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$30

Start a team • Join a team • DANCE! To register for this event click the Register Now! button to get started! Once you have registered you will have your own personal fundraising page to help you with your fundraising efforts as well as watch your progress! Register Now Donate to This Event

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April 2018

Run With The Nuns XI

April 28, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Stage at Silver Star Smokehouse, 1201 Dixie Overland Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111 United States
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Online registration and sales for the event has closed. If you wish to register, bid on auction items, or purchase 50/50 tickets, you may do so Saturday at the event. Thank you for your interest! Rev up your engines! Event includes breakfast, biker blessing, religious medal, guided motorcycle ride, event shirt and lunch. Register Download Flyer  FACEBOOK Be a sponsorBuy 50/50 TicketsBuy chance auction tickets Details Questions or more information 318.681.6781 or Run With The Nuns Facebook Page Pre-registration accepted…

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October 2018

Grace Home Memorial Dedication

October 9, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center, 1453 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71105 United States
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The names of loved ones etched in the memorial bricks and signage at the former Grace Home on Margaret Place will remain as a lasting legacy. To further celebrate the memory of all named there, we have commissioned additional Grace Home memorials at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center that include those honored at the former Grace Home location. These beautiful, new memorials will serve as reminders of loved ones and out continuing mission of compassionate care at CHRISTUS Grace Home.

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October 2019

Miracle Tour 2019

October 6, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Haughton High School, 210 E. McKinley
Haughton, 71037 United States
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Get the tires spinning and join our Volunteer Team! The 3rd Miracle Tour, sponsored by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals & CHRISTUS Foundation Shreveport-Bossier is October 5, 2019.  The tours cater to every cyclist, with routes providing beautiful scenery of Bistineau and the surrounding countryside. Registered event participants will enjoy maps, well-stocked rest stops, SAG vehicles on well-marked routes, enthusiastic volunteers, and an event t-shirt, as well as food and drinks at a post-ride celebration. Don’t forget to join us at…

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August 2020

PANDA CARES DAY – Saturday, August 8 – ONLINE ONLY!

August 8, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Panda Cares, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express®, celebrates its anniversary on August 8, also known as Panda Cares Day™. On Panda Cares Day, August 8, Panda Express will donate 28% of online order sales to support kids treated at CMN Hospitals nationwide. You can support our CMN Hospital, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System by placing an order for your favoriate Panda Express meal ONLINE and using the promo code PandaCaresDay! Order online here: https://order.pandaexpress.com/  

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CHRISTUS Foundation — Shreveport-Bossier

7591 Fern Avenue, Suite 1903 • Shreveport, LA 71105

(318) 681-6781 • fax (318) 798-8317

CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center Celebrates
First Robotic Heart Bypass Surgery

Shreveport, Louisiana, Dec. 20, 2021– CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center is celebrating a landmark milestone in cardiovascular care with the announcement of the successful completion of the first minimally invasive robotic -assisted heart surgery.

On Thursday, December 16, Timothy Danish, M.D., CHRISTUS Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, and the CHRISTUS surgical heart team specially-trained in robotics used the daVinci XI Surgical System to perform a coronary artery single vessel bypass graft on a 68-year-old male.

“It was a smashing success-the patient is doing well and we’re extremely excited about it,” said Dr. Danish.

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery is a common heart procedure; and now patients in the Ark-La-Tex have a less invasive option available at CHRISTUS Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. The robotics technology changes the field of vision for the surgeon, providing 10 to 15 times magnification-a significant increase over the standard surgical loops, which only provide 3 to 4 times magnification. The robotics increases the safety of the procedure by allowing the surgeon to control the viewfinder and surgical instruments in real time from a workstation instead of standing throughout a long and complex procedure. The computer interface also has the ability to provide more exact needle placement, which is critical to the success of heart surgery. The heart’s blood flow can be re-established to the affected area of the heart without having to open the chest cavity. Instead, the heart is accessed through small incisions made between the ribs.

During the procedure, the surgeon is seated at a workstation a few feet away from the patient, and controls three robotic arms on the operating table, which become his or her eyes and hands for the minimally invasive surgery. While viewing a video monitor to see the surgical site, the surgeon expertly maneuvers instrument handles on the surgical robot to replicate those movements with the instrument tips at the site of surgery. 

“The robotic approach of this procedure minimizes the trauma of the surgery,” said Dr. Danish. There is a huge benefit to not having a full sternotomy, having the chest fully opened during the procedure. We anticipate that it will lead to a quicker recovery, a shorter hospital stay, and less pain for the patient.”

Upon completion of the procedure, Dr. Danish and his team immediately transferred the patient from the operating room to the heart catheterization lab for a post-procedural angiogram to ensure proper blood flow and function of the newly bypassed artery. The morning after surgery, the patient reported minimal pain and was mobile and comfortable. He has since been discharged and is now recovering at home.

 “It was functioning beautifully, we are very pleased,” said Dr. Danish. “Our team is extraordinary. They’re very hard working and dedicated. I am one piece of the puzzle, with the whole team we were able to accomplish something amazing for this patient and for the future of heart surgery in our community.” 

The successful completion of this robotic heart surgery is the latest innovative achievement CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System unveiled as its new state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, a $43 million investment in facilities and technology at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center, nears completion. Patients now have access to cutting-edge robotic heart therapy without having to travel out of the region. 

“It truly is a remarkable accomplishment, being able to be one of the first to offer patients in north Louisiana a robotic bypass procedure that accelerates the healing process and allows the patient to get on with life with a new artery graft that traditionally required open heart surgery. Having this performed on our campus is historic for cardiac care in this region,” said Steen Trawick, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System.

For more information on cardiovascular services offered at CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center, visit https://www.christushealth.org/trinity/clinic/locations-directions/cardiovascular-thoracic-surgery .