LSU Board of Supervisors approves amended budget to include new building at LSU Health Shreveport

The LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Friday amending the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Capital Outlay Budget Request to include a Center for Medical Education and Wellness building at LSU Health Shreveport.

The vote is a critical step in bringing the project to fruition.

Proposed aspects of the new Center for Medical Education and Wellness building include an expanded simulation suite, which is a mainstay of modern day medial training, additional skill labs for hands-on student learning, a Wellness Center, and it will increase classroom and study space.

The new building allowing for larger class sizes will help address a physician shortage in Louisiana and nationwide. It will connect to the current School of Medicine building.

The last new building built on the LSU Health Shreveport campus was the School of Allied Health Professions in 2007.

Fundraising, to include naming opportunities, will begin immediately for this publicly and privately funded project.