Our goal is to support the mission of CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, and we direct your gifts where you choose. Donations to CHRISTUS Foundation Shreveport-Bossier may always be designated to your preferred program or area of impact, or you may simply choose to support “where the need is greatest.” When you designate your preferred program, your generously donated funds are restricted for use within that specific program. If you prefer to support “where the need is greatest” your donations go to the Foundation general fund. Tribute gifts in honor or memory of someone may also be directed to support your preferred program. Individuals interested in making a lasting impact may select naming rights for areas of the health system to honor the legacy of your gift. Please contact our team
if you would like more information on one of these programs or available naming opportunities.
Cancer Treatment Center
Finding out that you have cancer is frightening. Our cancer team works with you to plan a personalized course of treatment. We are here to help you beat cancer and offer advanced, comprehensive cancer care that is close to home and focused on healing the whole person, not just the cancer.
Accredited for 26 continuous years by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer, the CHRISTUS Cancer Treatment Center provides comprehensive cancer care, including hematology, medical oncology and radiation, as well as genetic counseling. The health system offers state-of-the-art radiation therapy with the NovalisTX as well as robotic-assisted surgery for prostate cancer and gynecological conditions.
Our team of providers includes, Dr. Boniol, Dr. Chan, Dr. Chintapalli, Dr. Massingill and Dr. Snead as well as Nurse Practitioners, Cheryl Duncan and Kate Young.
From education and prevention to diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation, we offer comprehensive heart care services and prevention programs to help lower your risk of heart disease.
Our heart care does not end when you go home. We are here with care and support for you and your family throughout your healing process. Our specialists treat all types of heart and vascular conditions and disorders using the most advanced technologies and surgical treatments available. We provide emergency, preventive and restorative cardiac care, from diagnostic services and innovative research, to complex interventional procedures and open heart surgery.
Chapel Expansion Fund
The Chapel is located on the first floor of CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center. As our campus has grown over the past years, we want to grow our chapel to better meet the needs of patients, families, associates and community members. The Chapel Expansion project will almost triple the size of our current chapel. Architectural design is underway and plans are forthcoming to illustrate the expansion project. Our chapel is available to serve members of all faiths and many cherished heirlooms from the original Grace Home chapel and the Schumpert campus will be a part of the design to celebrate the rich history of the CHRISTUS ministry in Shreveport-Bossier.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals national partners raise donations throughout the year through balloon campaigns, so when you go into a store and the cashier asks if you would like to donation to CMN—GIVE with confidence that your dollar will be used locally. The national partners in our own community that support our CHRISTUS children’s programs include CEFCO Food Fast, Chico’s, Fred’s Pharmacy, Love’s Travel Stops, Remax, Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, and Panda Express. Additional businesses and organizations in our local community who also share our goal of helping kids include Barksdale Federal Credit Union, Phi Mu, Miss Louisiana Organization, KSLA Ch. 12.
CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System Shreveport-Bossier became of member of this national organization in 2012. Since that time, CHRISTUS has added 17 Signature CMN Hospital Programs including:
EXPAND CMN PROGRAMS
Birth, Baby & Beyond – Free health and wellness classes including childbirth, breastfeeding and infant CPR to help families prepare for baby’s arrival, first days and taking a new baby home.
Cara Center – In partnership with Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Cara Center provides medical care and aftercare in the diagnosis, management and prevention of child abuse and neglect – both physical and sexual.
Child Life – Talented pediatric health care professionals who work with children and families in hospitals to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness and disability.
CHRISTUS Kids Gym – A fun way to get kids moving and building healthy habits for life, our programs include exercise, dance and nutritional classes provided by our exercise specialists at CHRISTUS Louisiana Athletic Clubs.
CHRISTUS Swim – Beginner swim lessons and swim team designed to provide opportunities for improving skills and achieving success.
CHRISTUS Pediatric Primary Care – Experienced, board-certified pediatricians providing excellence in pediatric medicine for generations of children in North Louisiana.
CHRISTUS Strength – Powerlifting Team for boys and girls aged 8-18, from beginner to advanced, to become stronger mentally, spiritually and physically, while being involved in a competitive sport with strength conditioning.
Kids Clinic – Pediatric physical, occupational and speech-language therapy designed to help children birth to 21 years meet developmental milestones and gain life skills through developing movement, communication, feeding, and play.
Maternal-Fetal Medicine – Physician specializing in care for high-risk moms and babies, including mothers of multiples, advanced maternal age and complicated pregnancies, adding peace of mind and the best possible outcomes for expectant mothers.
NICU – Staffed by an expert, multi-disciplinary team that understands family is a vital part of the infant’s care, our Regional Level III NICU offers the highest level of medical care available with comfortable surroundings and a family-centered philosophy to help premature babies heal.
Pediatric Hospital Services – Family-centered care provided throughout the hospital including emergency, inpatient, outpatient and surgery services.
Perinatal Transport – As a high-risk neonatal referral center for North Louisiana and East Texas, our mother/baby transport team is ready 24/7 to safely bring babies who arrive early or with unique needs to our Regional Level III NICU
CHRISTUS School Based Health – Working to improve the health, well-being and academic success of local kids by providing access to GoNoodle Plus movement and mindfulness program in all public and private elementary and middle school classrooms throughout the region.
CHRISTUS Sports Medicine – Certified athletic trainers to prevent and rehabilitate injuries provided in five local high schools: Captain Shreve, Haughton, Loyola College Prep, North DeSoto and Parkway.
Teen Mom – Mentoring program for teenage moms 17 years of age and younger, focused on helping young mothers graduate from high school and learn life skills to provide a safe and healthy home for their little ones.
The Birth Place – Maternity care that focuses on the needs of mothers, newborns and families in a compassionate, faith-based atmosphere designed for families to enjoy a memorable experience and the first special moments with their new addition.
Wound Care for Kids – Pediatric outpatient wound care services to promote healing, avoid infection and minimize scarring for hard-to-heal wounds as a result of surgery, accidents or injuries
In 2017, Grace Home transitioned to beautiful suites within CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center. These newly designed suites allow for a private room for the patient, complete with comfortable and beautiful furnishings, attached to a family suite. Both patient room and family suite have sleeper recliners, private bathrooms with walk-in showers and large-screen televisions. The family suite also has a sofa that converts to a bed, desk and chair, microwave, refrigerator and Keurig coffee machine. A lounge space is available adjacent to the suites. Reserved, front-row parking is available as well as valet services for families of Grace Home patients. Grace Home at CHRISTUS Highland provides 24-hour nursing care for patients end-of-life hospice needs.
Tribute bricks and signage placed at the former Grace Home location on Margaret Place will remain in place to offer a lasting legacy of these cherished individuals. Additional tribute signage, capturing the information from the original location, is being designed and created for installation at CHRISTUS Highland.
Where the Need is Greatest
Where the need is greatest gift designation represents the CHRISTUS Foundation Shreveport-Bossier general unrestricted fund. These donations can be utilized to support needs of CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System in fulfilling the mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.