Ochsner Community Health Brees Family Center Now Open in New Orleans East
NEW ORLEANS – The Ochsner Community Health Brees Family Center is now open and serving patients at 5950 Bullard Avenue in New Orleans East. Designed to deliver primary and specialty care to underserved communities with the goal of promoting health equity for all, the new facility served more than 20 primary care patients within its first two days of opening. Ochsner has committed more than $10 million to open and operate this site with support from Brittany and Drew Brees and their Brees Dream Foundation.
The newly constructed facility on Bullard Avenue is approximately 9500 square feet and features 17 exam rooms. Onsite services include primary care as well as cardiology, diabetes management and education, podiatry and smoking cessation. Convenient parking is available in a surface lot adjacent to the building, which is located a short walk from two bus stops on Bullard Avenue.
The New Orleans East location was funded in part by a $5 million gift from the Brees Dream Foundation announced earlier this summer. A second location is projected to open in Baton Rouge in early 2021. Funds from the Brees Dream Foundation will support startup and operational costs for these facilities. This significant investment to support the creation of community health centers bolsters Ochsner’s long-term efforts to reduce barriers to healthcare by making services affordable, convenient and accessible to all.
The Ochsner Community Health Brees Family Center is connected to the entire Ochsner Health network of facilities and physicians through Epic – Ochsner’s integrated electronic health record system, which enables Ochsner physicians to securely share patient information, resulting in a higher level of coordinated care across the system. Patients can also use personalized MyOchsner accounts to access tests results and schedule appointments online.
The Ochsner Community Health Brees Family Center will bring approximately 25 new jobs to New Orleans East in the coming months. In anticipation of the opening, Ochsner held a virtual job fair, which was attended by more than 160 candidates interested in learning about opportunities available at the new facility as well as other Ochsner locations in the region.
The community health center was designed by Fauntleroy Latham Weldon Aarre Architects and constructed by Kent Design Build.
Ochsner Community Health Brees Family Center is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with plans for extended hours. For more information call (504) 354 - 4189 or visit ochsner.org/communityhealthnola.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Ochsner Health is a not-for-profit committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner Health healed more than 876,000 people from across the globe in 2019, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner Health is a national leader, named the top hospital in Louisiana and a top children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. As Louisiana’s leading healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. Ochsner Health is innovating healthcare by investing in new technologies and research to make world-class care more accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner's team of more than 26,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit www.ochsner.org. To transform your health, please visit www.ochsner.org/healthyyou.
About the Brees Dream Foundation
The Brees Dream Foundation was founded in 2003 and is a reliable source of charitable funding globally. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need. Since our inception 17 years ago, we have contributed over $40,000,000 to charitable causes globally. We would not be where we are today without the endless support from our many partnerships and from those who donate to our cause daily. For that, we would like to personally thank all you who have donated your time, money, and effort into making the Brees Dream Foundation what it is today! To learn more about the Brees Dream Foundation visit www.DrewBrees.com. Follow Drew Brees on @drewbrees Twitter, Facebook and Instagram