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Evening for Healers Celebrates First Responders and Healthcare Professionals


EVENING FOR HEALERS- More than 100 doctors, nurses, para-medics and other healthcare professionals were honored last night in Shreveport. Hundreds gathered at the Shreveport Convention Center for an “Evening For Healers”, LSU Health Shreveport Foundation’s annual signature fundraiser for the institution. Among those in attendance was Dr. William Tate, IV, President of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. “I’m excited about the support that’s going to be happening tonight, the healthcare workers and the recognition and hopefully the ability to generate funds for big projects related to health,” Tate said.

Also in attendance was LSU-Shreveport’s Chancellor Larry Clark highlighted the important work regional healthcare workers performed during the past two years.

Key Speaker Kim Mulkey, LSU Women's Basketball head coach poses with LSU officials at "Evening for Healers" gala (09.22.22).
Courtesy: LSU Health Sciences Foundation Shreveport
Key Speaker Kim Mulkey, LSU Women's Basketball head coach poses with LSU and LSU Health Shreveport officials at "Evening for Healers" gala (09.22.22).

It’s great because of what it represents for the community and how LSU Health Science Center serves this region,” Clark explained.

The Key Speaker for the evening was Kim Mulkey- LSU Women’s Basketball head coach, and she shared this perspective.

“You got to be appreciative of the hearts of people who go into that profession and I’m not just talking about doctors. Nurses, EMTs, anybody that deals with saving lives,” Mulkey said.


The Evening For Healers shared stories of first responders and healthcare professionals and the essential services they provide when people need help at the most critical times of their lives. Two remarkable patient stories were shared in a video recreation. The purpose of the fundraiser was to raise necessary funding for the LSU Health Shreveport campus, help recruit and retain top faculty, acquire cutting-edge equipment, and support programs for students.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.