Clinic had been operating out of modular buildings since Katrina damage
NEW ORLEANS - On Saturday, February 19 at 11:00 a.m., Ochsner Health System will celebrate the grand reopening of its Ochsner Health Center - Algiers at 3401 Behrman Place. The original Health Center had been in that location from 1985 until August of 2005 when Hurricane Katrina severely damaged the building. In November 2005, trailers, and subsequently modular buildings, were brought in to ensure that Ochsner was able to continue to provide quality healthcare to the community.
"The reopening of Ochsner Health Center - Algiers is a landmark moment," says Dr. Yvens Laborde, Medical Director for Ochsner's West Bank Region. "It is an indication of our continued progress in the neighborhood as well as Ochsner's commitment to playing a major role in the ongoing recovery and rebirth in the vibrant Algiers community by providing excellent healthcare services in the heart of Algiers. We are excited to be able to continue our mission to serve, heal, lead, educate and innovate in our brand new facility."
The Algiers Health Center offers the services of Dr. Wanda Robinson, General Pediatrics/Family Medicine and Dr. Sadda Reddy and Physician's Assistant Misty Melerine, Internal Medicine.
Additionally, the state of the art facility provides the community with the resources necessary for all of their healthcare needs in one location:
• 12 exam rooms
• 1 procedure room
• Space for 4 providers
• X-ray department
• Laboratory department
The existing footprint also is designed so that the facilities can grow as needed to help Ochsner achieve the goal of continually meeting community needs.
Members of the community, as well as the media, are invited to attend the grand reopening event on Saturday, February 19, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Ochsner Health Center - Algiers at 3401 Behrman Place. Guests will enjoy refreshments, door prizes, tours of the new facility, free blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI screenings and a chance to meet the OHC-Algiers physicians.
Speakers will include:
• Representative Jeff Arnold
• Councilmember-at-Large Jacquelyn Clarkson
• Councilmember Kristin Palmer
• Ochsner Health System leaders and physicians.
Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana's largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with eight hospitals and over 38 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 15 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a "Best Hospital" across seven specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 12,500 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.