St. Bernard, La. (August 12, 2015) — The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) welcomes Bayou Urgent Care to St. Bernard Parish. SBEDF was instrumental in helping the new business open in the Parish. The health care clinic represents a $1 million investment in St. Bernard and brings with it more than 6 professional jobs with hopes of growing more.
“I am very please to welcome Bayou Urgent Care to St. Bernard. Attracting a new business like this to the Parish will have a ripple effect throughout the community, improving the economy and quality of life for residents,” said Andrew Jacques, the executive director of SBEDF. “This is going to be a very exciting year for the St. Bernard business community. Bayou Urgent Care is one of a number of businesses in the pipeline that will be opening in the Parish.”
SBEDF seeks out new and established businesses to locate to St. Bernard and offers them professional services, like helping them identify and take advantage of state and federal incentive programs and connecting them with local workforce resources.
“We are grateful for the assistance provided by the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation. It has been my dream to open an urgent care facility for more than a decade, and I’m thrilled that we’re now calling St. Bernard Parish home!” said Dr. Greg Fernandez, the Chief Medical Officer and founder of Bayou Urgent Care who has spent his career as an emergency room physician. “We’re enriching St. Bernard’s healthcare offerings with care for patients with aliments not severe enough for the emergency room but in need of quicker attention than scheduling an appointment with a primary care physician.”
Bayou Urgent Care is located at 901 W. Judge Perez Dr. in Chalmette. It is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit bayouurgentcare.com.
St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to promote economic development and commercial growth of St. Bernard Parish and to lead the initiation of partnering organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for St. Bernard Parish citizens. To achieve this mission, SBEDF primarily engages in business attraction, retention, and expansion. Additionally, workforce development and policy development are pursued as key initiatives to drive economic development activities. The Board of Directors consists of 28 voting members and 8 non-voting honorary members and public officials, all of which serve as volunteers to the organization.