Oak Street Health Opens Two New Centers in New Orleans Area
NEW ORLEANS, LA — July 9, 2021 — Oak Street Health (NYSE: OSH), a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, is expanding access to more older adults in the greater New Orleans area with today’s opening of the Terrytown center located at 601 Terry Parkway, Suite O in Gretna. This will be followed by the opening of the new Gentilly center at 4800 Chef Menteur Highway, Suite A in New Orleans, planned to open on Tuesday, July 13. These join two existing centers in the New Orleans area, as well as a recently opened center in Baton Rouge, bringing the total number of Oak Street Health clinics in Louisiana to five.
“We are excited to expand access to our high-quality, value-based care to members of the greater New Orleans community with the opening of this new center,” said Dr. Kevin Stephens, Senior Medical Director, Oak Street Health.“The majority of older adults we care for have two or more chronic conditions, making this kind of care so important. As our organization continues its mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be, we look forward to improving patient outcomes in Louisiana and helping older adults live their healthiest lives.”
Oak Street Health patients can expect an unmatched healthcare experience that includes quality time with their provider in-person or via telehealth visit; a 24⁄7 patient support line; individualized, preventive care plans; and access to transportation to and from the center for eligible patients. Additional services, such as behavioral health care and social health support, and Medicare education classes, are also offered to help older adults meet their unique needs in one convenient location.
Since its founding in 2012, Oak Street Health has driven an approximately 51 percent reduction in patient hospital admissions compared to Medicare benchmarks, a 42 percent reduction in 30-day readmission rates and a 51 percent reduction in emergency department visits, all while maintaining a Net Promoter Score of 90 across patients. Oak Street Health will accept multiple health plans at all locations, including traditional Medicare.
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Erica Frank, Vice President of Public Relations
Oak Street Health