About Willis Knighton

Willis Knighton Health is a not-for-profit community health organization with a broad continuum of care in Northwest Louisiana and the Ark-La-Tex region. With a tradition of healing since 1924, Willis Knighton has grown to become one of the largest healthcare providers in Louisiana. The health system includes four full-service acute care hospitals, a stand-alone rehabilitation institute (with physical rehabilitation and behavioral medicine), a virtual hospital for training, an active senior lifeplan community and affiliations with several rural hospitals. In addition, some valuable metrics for students looking for the most comprehensive training opportunities include:

WKHSAverage Annual Counts FY 2019
Acute Care Beds 900+
Admissions 50,000+
ER Visits 175,000+
Urgent Care Visits 85,000+
Deliveries 2,800+
Surgeries 30,000+
Cath Lab Procedures 5,500+
Network Providers 550+
Network Office Visits 750,000+

Willis Knighton provides patients with access to state-of-the-art medical technology and services in a compassionate setting. From prenatal care to cancer treatment, organ transplantation to hospice services, the health system addresses the health and well-being of all residents.

In addition to providing charitable care services to underserved neighborhoods, Willis-Knighton contributes 10% of its earnings to community organizations each year, making it unique among not-for-profit health systems in the nation. In doing so, Willis Knighton helps to promote health, educational, humanitarian and cultural opportunities to enhance lives, not just in Northwest Louisiana, but throughout the region.

By The Numbers



Full service acute care hospitals, one including a heart hospital


Hospital focused exclusively on physical and behavioral rehabilitation


Skilled nursing facilities


Urgent care centers


Innovation Center with virtual hospital





CT scanners


PET scanner


ProteusOne® proton therapy unit


Cath labs, including one hybrid suite


daVinci surgical systems


Hybrid surgical suite


Hyperbaric units, including a multipatient unit


Linear Accelerators


3D Mammography Units

Scope of Services

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Assisted Living (Senior)
  • Audiology
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Breast Centers
  • Cancer Care
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Critical Care/Intensive Care
  • Diabetes & Nutrition
  • Dialysis (outpatient and inpatient)
  • Emergency
  • Endocrinology
  • Extended Care
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fertility
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Heart & Vascular
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Hyperbarics & Wound Care
  • Imaging (Radiology)
  • Independent Living (Senior)
  • Laboratory
  • Life Air Rescue
  • Maternal/Fetal Medicine
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level III)
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Occupational Medicine (Work Kare)
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Orthopedics
  • Palliative Consult Services
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Level I)
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Proton Therapy
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Quick Care (Urgent Care)
  • Quick Care Kids (Pediatric Urgent Care)
  • Reference Laboratory
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Sleep Lab
  • Spine Institute
  • Sports Medicine
  • Stroke Centers
  • Surgical Services
  • Tobacco Treatment Clinic Urgent Care
  • Weight & Wellness Services
  • Women’s Services

Centers for Excellence for Specialty Care

  • WK Heart & Vascular Institute
  • WK Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery Center
  • WK Cancer Center
  • WK Center for Women’s Health
  • WK Reproductive Medicine
  • WK Center for Orthopaedics
  • WK Eye Institute
  • WK John C. McDonald Regional Transplant Center
  • WK Stroke Centers
  • WK Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Center
  • WK Rehabilitation Institute
  • WK Endocrine Services
  • WK Hyperbaric Medicine
  • WK Center for Children’s Health