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JenCare Opens New Facilities in Jefferson Parish

The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and JenCare Neighborhood Medical Centers are pleased to announce the opening of two new medical facilities in Jefferson Parish. JenCare Neighborhood Medical Centers, a primary and special care practice for senior citizens, will open in Kenner and Gretna in early October.

JenCare will hold its first grand opening event in Kenner today, October 4th, at 1918 Williams Boulevard. The event runs from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Residents are invited to tour the facility and take advantage of the medical center services.

Headquartered in Florida, JenCare is a growing national network of 24 family-owned, physician-led primary care practices. The company is dedicated to delivering exceptional health care to senior citizens. The new medical centers will provide a wide-range of medical services, primarily for Medicare-eligible, low-to-moderate income seniors with complex medical conditions. Services will include everything from routine check-ups, ultrasounds, and x-rays to dental cleaning, lab testing, and pharmaceutical assistance. JenCare also has a transportation service, which will bring patients to and from the medical centers.

Louisiana will be the fourth state to host a family of JenCare medical centers. The company plans to open four new practices in the area, including a facility in Metairie. This will create between 90 to 120 jobs across the region.

“JenCare is just the type of company that we want to attract to Jefferson Parish,” said JEDCO Executive Director, Lucien Gunter. “We value the health of all the citizens living here, and we are so pleased to know that our senior citizens will be in good hands with JenCare. We hope the specialty care practice will continue to invest in Jefferson Parish for years to come.”

“We especially look forward to becoming a ‘medical home’ to the people who live there,” said JenCare Neighborhood Medical Centers’ CEO, Christopher Chen, M.D. of Jefferson Parish. “Our patients are like family, and that’s how we treat them. By bringing together expert physicians, state-of-the-art technology and a variety of medical services under one roof, our patients can benefit from a better health care experience. And that helps them achieve better results.”

JenCare will host a second grand opening at their Gretna location on October 10th at 501 Lapalco Boulevard.

For more information about JenCare, visit or call 1-855-JCMED-4U (1-855-526-3348).