AHEAD program and more in Shreveport business news

Hello Shreveport. In news this week, a Shreveport water park has been ranked second in the nation in affordability and a state building may fall into the hands of a local government agency. For more business in the Shreveport-Bossier area, check out Business in the 318.

Shreveport water park ranked 2nd in nation for affordability

Shreveport’s Splash Kingdom was recently named the second most affordable water park in the country.

HomeToGo created the 2022 Water Park Index, ranking the top 50 water parks in the United States based on affordability. The methodology for this index was the cost of entry, parking, locker rental and local accommodation.

Splash Kingdom placed second with ticket prices at $24.95, free parking, locker fare at $10, and local accommodation at $55.51, for an overall cost of $90.46.

LSU Health Shreveport hosted the AHEAD program

Students in the AHEAD program look through a 13-lens microscope to see all they can learn in the allied health professions.

LSU Health Shreveport’s School of Allied Health has completed its second week of the Allied Health Education and Discovery (AHEAD) program.

This annual five-day program is offered by the School of Allied Health Professions and allows Louisiana high school students to participate in a week of health education.

The AHEAD experience is an opportunity for students to hone their interests and take the steps necessary to achieve their career goals.

To learn more about the students who have participated in this program, Click here.

CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health Hosts NICU Meeting

CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health celebrates the smallest patients at a NICU meeting.  July 17, 2022.

On Sunday, July 17, CHISTUS NICU hosted its 37th Annual NICU Meeting.

The CHRISTUS NICU center is composed of a level II, III and IV neonatal intensive care unit. This center cares for a wide range of babies born prematurely, with low birth weight and with multiple medical problems.

The CHISTUS NICU staff were there to hug and find those miracle babies they worked with and nurtured.

The CHRISTUS NICU Center offers the highest level of specialist care for premature and critically ill infants.

Louisiana bill would give state building to Shreveport agency

The building located at 500 Fannin Street, commonly known as Waggonner Bldg., in downtown Shreveport on April 20, 2022.

The former federal courthouse and office building at 500 Fannin Street, commonly known as the Wagoner Building, will soon find new life after Representative Cedric B. Glover and Senator Robert Mills form a regional coalition to revamp this issue from downtown Shreveport.

House Bill 773, which passed the House, would transfer its current office building to the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority.

The bill would see the state transfer its current office building to the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority. The state getting 30% of the future sale price.

The Senate committee is scheduled to vote on this bill this week.

To learn more about the Wagoner Building, Click here.

What you need to know about back to school

School supplies

With school starting in less than three weeks, Healthy Blue, SporTran and SPAR are hosting a back-to-school party on Saturday, July 23.

This party will include community vendors, free snow cones, and limited free school supply kits. SporTran said the free school supply kits will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The party will start at 11 a.m. at the Hattie Perry Recreation Center and end at 1 p.m.

Be on the lookout Thursday and Sunday for La vie dans le 318 and Le 318 to catch up on all the best stories you might have missed.

Makenzie Boucher is a reporter for the Shreveport Times. Contact her at [email protected]