Val Irion, MD
Shreveport’s Own, Val Irion, MD, joined Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana and Specialists Hospital Shreveport in 2013. In addition to specializing in arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder and knee, he is also fellowship trained in cartilage restoration procedures. Highly skilled in both surgical sports medicine and joint replacement, Dr. Irion provides comprehensive orthopedic care, treating patients of all ages and varying activity levels. As a lifelong athlete himself, he recognizes the importance of a healthy and consistent activity level throughout life and is committed to helping his patients do the same.
Dr. Irion and his wife, Blair, are the proud parents of three boys. He enjoys coaching his sons’ teams and is a huge supporter of local athletics at all age levels. He enjoys spending time outdoors… particularly, on the golf course, when time allows.
Chief Financial Officer
Misty Cooper was named Chief Financial Officer at Specialists Hospital Shreveport in November 2019. Misty previously served as controller and as revenue cycle manager for the hospital.
Misty is responsible for the finance and accounting, supply chain, materials management, revenue cycle, risk management and health information management.
Misty and her husband, Quincy, are the proud parent of two daughters. Misty enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and crafting, when time allows.
Devin Jenkins, MHA, BSN
Chief of Operations
Devin is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast.
Michele Reeves, RN
Director of Nursing
Michele Reeves, RN has been with Specialists Hospital Shreveport since opening their doors in 2007. Nursing has been a lifelong pursuit for Michele. After graduating high school, she went on to earn her LPN degree in Lafayette and shortly thereafter her RN from Northwestern. After 16 years as a nurse at Doctors’ Hospital in Shreveport, founding Specialists partner, David Waddell MD, encouraged Michele to apply for a nursing position at the soon to be Specialists Hospital Shreveport. Since that time, Michele has been a true and loyal leader at Specialists. She has worked directly in patient care, acted as Director of Continuous Quality Improvement and now is Specialists’ Director of Nursing. At the end of the day, Michele will tell you that she has never been one for titles… “I just love nursing and helping others.”
Michele has been happily married for over thirty years to her husband, Ray. They are proud parents to two adult children. She is an avid animal lover, has strong sense of faith and loves time spent with her family and friends.