Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport CEO Chuck Daigle was honored by the City of Shreveport during the March 23, 2021 city council meeting. The council approved a resolution that dedicates the 1500 block of Kings Highway in Daigle’s honor. The 1500 block of Kings Highway is home to the main campus of Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport.
The resolution, which was authored by Shreveport City Councilman Jerry Bowman Jr., highlighted Daigle’s accomplishments as CEO since the hospital system’s inception in October 2018.
Those accomplishments include a new $1 million health center on St. Vincent Avenue in Shreveport; $50 million in infrastructure, equipment and technology improvements at the Kings Highway location; and the opening of St. Mary Medical Center.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Mary Medical Center was renovated for a women’s and children’s hospital. In just six weeks, patients were moved from the Kings Highway location to St. Mary Medical Center to provide more intensive care unit rooms for COVID-19 patients. Daigle also leads a team of professionals that has provided more than 180,000 COVID-19 tests and administered more than 30,000 vaccinations to date.
Under Daigle’s leadership, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport was recognized as the state’s first Pediatric Trauma Program complementing its designation as the region’s only Level One Trauma Center. More than 600 full-time employees and numerous doctors have joined the hospital system. Minimum wage was also increased for hospital employees.