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This Month in our History

October 8, 1954

Nurses' Residence Dedication

Built adjacent to the Confederate Memorial Medical Center (CMMC), the Nurses’ Residence was constructed at a cost of $2,000,000. This dormitory and educational building housed the nursing students in the Northwestern State College School of Nursing program during their clinical rotation. Students in this four-year baccalaureate program spent the first year on the Natchitoches campus taking courses, they received clinical training at CMMC and other participating local hospitals during the second and third years, and they completed advanced course work and field experience in the final year.

October 28, 1975

Dedication of the Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Medicine in Shreveport

The long-awaited day had finally arrived. Four years after the groundbreaking, the $30.8 million complex that would house the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport was complete. Nearly 1,000 people attended, including faculty, staff and students; state and local political figures; board members; local physicians and hospital directors; community leaders and numerous other VIPs. Representatives of all local media outlets were in attendance. Dean Ike Muslow, who presided over the Dedication Ceremony, thanked all who had a part in the planning, development, and design of the new facility and gave special recognition to Dr. George McNeely. Dr. Edgar Hull, Dean Emeritus, received a standing ovation as he took the podium, saying that “…today marks a milestone in the history of this great state and city.” Dedicatory speaker Governor Edwin Edwards highlighted the leaders who were instrumental in the establishment of the School of Medicine. In closing, he said “As they dedicate their lives to healing the living, let us dedicate this building to those who live to heal.” The Governor then cut the ribbon, officially dedicating the new facilities of the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, while other dignitaries looked on.

October 23, 2001

LSUHSC-S Chosen Industry of the Year

On October 23, 2001, Chancellor John C. McDonald attended a special luncheon award ceremony at Harrah’s convention center. The LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport had been selected by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the 2000 J. Pat Beaird Industry of the Year Award. The Health Sciences Center was honored for its community involvement and economic impact on the Shreveport area. This was the first time the award was presented to a facility other than a manufacturing industry.