Shreveport hospital expands to Willis-Knighton Locations

Intensive Specialty Hospital is pleased to announce that it will be expanding its operations to add two additional locations to serve its patients in the Shreveport-Bossier City communities.

Their third location will be on the 8th floor of the WK Pierremont Health Center’s building while their fourth location will be on the 2nd floor of the WK Extended Care Center on Kings Highway on the Willis-Knighton Medical Center campus. 

“These expansions will allow us to continue to exceed the expectations of healthcare patients at convenient locations,” said Reuven Alter, Chief Operating Officer at Cedar Health, parent company of Intensive Specialty Hospital. “We’re dedicated to working closely with the current team to ensure continued employment and a smooth transition of operations. Intensive Specialty Hospital remains committed to expanding with the Shreveport-Bossier community to meet the healthcare needs of the people who live and work here.”

The hospital’s commitment was evident during the COVID-19 pandemic when Intensive Specialty Hospitals took on the role of providing long-term care for many of our community’s sickest patients. Their high standards of excellence in care earned them praise for their commendable rates of recovery in our community.

The new locations will allow Intensive Specialty Hospital to continue their mission of providing patients and their loved ones with professional, compassionate care in an environment conducive to healing.

“We’re working diligently with physicians and personnel at the new locations to ensure a seamless transition,” Alter shared. “Our team are the ones who provide the exhaustive treatments and daily evaluations needed to ensure the best possible outcome for every patient.”

Intensive Specialty Hospital will assume operations of these additional locations and open under Intensive Specialty Hospital effective January 19, 2023. 

“This transition will help to make long term care services more accessible to patients in the greater Shreveport-Bossier area,” said Jaf Fielder, Willis-Knighton President and CEO.  “We are pleased to welcome Intensive Specialty Hospital to our campus because we feel they share our values and commitment to excellent patient care. This relationship is an example of our mission to continuously improve the health and well being of the people we serve.”

Intensive Specialty Hospital provides care for patients with acute medical needs within a specialized setting. With illnesses ranging from infectious diseases, cardiovascular disorders and multi-organ failures, patients are admitted to Intensive Specialty when they require hospitalization for an extended length of time. For more information, please visit us online at

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