COVINGTON – A major milestone was reached in the construction of a multi-million dollar project to expand Ochsner Health Center – Covington. Crews laid the final supporting steel beam, signed by Ochsner employees to celebrate a major milestone in the construction phase.
Rising on schedule, the 43,000 square foot expansion of the Covington campus marks a $19 million investment in the facility on Ochsner Boulevard which will bring 30 new jobs to the area.
“By putting in place the final beam of our Covington campus expansion, we are not only changing the physical landscape, but also continuing our momentum to provide world-class healthcare on the North Shore,” said Brad Goodson, CEO, Ochsner North Shore Region. “This expansion will not only benefit the citizens of St. Tammany Parish, but our entire region.”
When the expansion of the Covington campus is complete in 2018, the facility will offer a total of 45 services or specialties, including Foot and Ankle, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Sports medicine and Physical Therapy. The new addition will also include three more procedure rooms that will support our continued growth in our procedural and surgical specialties.
“For more than three decades, Ochsner has been committed to providing excellent healthcare to the North Shore Region,” said Dr. Edward Martin, Jr., Chief Medical Officer, Ochsner West Region. “And after 13 years in the Covington location, we are excited to expand and to serve even more patients while providing a greater array of services under one roof.”
Ochsner Health Center – Covington has been providing comprehensive healthcare to the North Shore Region since it opened its doors in 2003.
For appointments at our Ochsner Health Center – Covington location, call 985-875-2828 or visit www.ochsner.org/locations/ochsner-health-center-covington. Online appointments can be made through the MyOchsner patient portal or by clicking Online Appointments.
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