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Groundbreaking Held for North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex

Hammond, LA — April 8 — North Oaks Health System officials, and Livingston Parish dignitaries and leaders gathered this morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for the North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex.

The 2-story, 47,000-square-foot outpatient medical complex has been designed by Gasaway-Gasaway-Bankston Architects and will be constructed by M.D. Descant Inc. The facility, which represents a total investment of $32 million, will be located on 30 acres of land on the south side of the I-12 Colyell/Satsuma interchange and will take approximately 18 months to construct.

Scheduled for completion in the fall 2010, the outpatient complex will offer a wide range of outpatient diagnostic and treatment services, including cardiology, laboratory, radiology and rehabilitation services; an Urgent Care Center; a Family Medicine Clinic; a Specialty Clinic; and a Conference Room for health education.

In the first year the complex is operational, North Oaks plans to employ approximately 100 health care professionals with an estimated $4.4 million payroll and a projected economic impact of $13.2 million cycling through the community.

“We at North Oaks Health System are pleased to be a health care provider in Livingston Parish,” affirms North Oaks Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Michele Sutton. “The development of this medical complex strengthens our long-term commitment to working with the local governing authority of Livingston Parish to provide quality health care services close to home for area residents.”

North Oaks Health System is the largest community-based health care organization on the Northshore and has been serving the Florida Parishes since 1960. The health system first expanded into Livingston Parish in 2004 when it opened North Oaks Specialty Clinic and North Oaks Walk-In Clinic in Walker through a cooperative agreement with the local governing authority of the Parish. A third clinic, North Oaks Family Medicine, was opened in Walker in 2007.

For more information, please call North Oaks Marketing and Business Development at (985) 230-6647.

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From left are: North Oaks Assistant Vice President/Livingston Parish Clinics Regina Scott; State Representative J. Rogers Pope; North Oaks Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Michele Sutton; North Oaks Board of Commissioners Chairman Guy Recotta Jr.;North Oaks Board of Commissioners Members A.J. Bodker, Dr. Eleanor Dixon Wells and Dr. James Nelson; Mayor of the Town of Livingston Derral Jones; State Senator Dale Erdey; Livingston Parish President Mike Grimmer; North Oaks Board of Commissioners Member Bob Zabbia; M.D. Descant Inc. Vice President Chuck Descant; Brett Gasaway with Gasaway-Gasaway-Bankston Architects; and North Oaks President/Chief Executive Officer James E. Cathey Jr.

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Posted April 23, 2009

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