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Nearly $400,000 Awarded to CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System to Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Services April 19, 2021

Shreveport, Louisiana – During its recent Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) grant event, CHRISTUS Foundation Shreveport-Bossier announced the award of nearly $400,000 to CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System to provide support throughout its facilities for pediatric-focused care. Donations to CMNH programs locally made the grants possible.

The grant awards range in amounts from $1,300 to $100,000. 18 departments across the system benefit from this year’s funds including: 3 Surgical, The Birth Place, Bossier Emergency Hospital, Cara Center, Clinical Education, Highland Emergency Department, Inpatient Rehab, Kids Clinic, Laboratory, NICU, Outpatient Neuro Therapy, Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy, and Swim; and at CHRISTUS Coushatta Health Care Center: Dental Clinic, Emergency Department, Medical/Surgical, and Radiology.

The CHRISTUS Coushatta Radiology department received the most significant gift: $100,000 to purchase a new ultrasound unit with pediatric probes to assist in diagnosing and caring for the youngest patients. CHRISTUS Kids Clinic received the largest gift in Shreveport-Bossier: $92,000 for the purchase of therapeutic equipment including a Trexo Robotic Exoskeleton, making CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier one of only six hospitals nationwide to have this cutting- edge equipment.

“CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System is grateful for the generosity shown to our ministry, our community, and the patients we serve. With these generous Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals funds, we are able to purchase equipment to greatly enhance our ability to serve our community’s pediatric patients,” said Steen Trawick, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System.

CMNH partners like Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, Panda Express, RE/MAX Real Estate Services, Valvoline, Love’s Truck Stops, Barksdale Federal Credit Union and Take 5 Instant Oil collect donations throughout the year in various fundraising campaigns. Event sponsorships from community partners like Hand Construction, Crothall Healthcare and Despino Tires, as well as gifts from individual donors, further support the health system’s CMNH programs.

“So far in 2021, we’ve been able to grant nearly $400,000 that was raised a dollar at a time – thanks to our committed partners and a generous community,” said Margo Clendenin, Program Director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Programs, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System. “The best part is the incredible work our compassionate clinicians will be able to achieve in helping kids.”

Supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals programs and services locally is easy and makes a tremendous impact in the lives of thousands of children in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas. Donations can be made at any time through the CHRISTUS Foundation- Shreveport-Bossier website, https://christusfoundationshreveportbossier.org/give/donate/.