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Underserved Seniors in Gentilly Have New Option for Primary Care at Newest JenCare Senior Medical Center

Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates fifth JenCare center in New Orleans

WHO: Underserved, Medicare Advantage-eligible seniors receiving primary care and COVID-19 vaccinations; JenCare Senior Medical Center doctors and operations leaders and community leaders, including:

WHAT: Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the fifth JenCare Senior Medical Center located in New Orleans. Like other JenCare centers, the Gentilly location is in an underserved neighborhood to effectively provide personalized primary care for seniors – especially those with multiple and major health challenges.

Active COVID-19 vaccination partner helping Louisiana Department of Health reach most-at-risk elderly populations including minority groups significantly behind in COVID-19 vaccinations. For example, Blacks represent 32 percent of Louisiana’s population; 39 percent of coronavirus deaths; yet only 27 percent of Louisiana Blacks are protected by COVID-19 vaccinations. The new Gentilly center will further expand JenCare vaccinations as a community service, and the medical practice will, at the ribbon-cutting event, announce its new COVID-19 vaccination goal to safely administer more than 10,000 protective vaccine shots in New Orleans by Mother’s Day. Nationwide, JenCare and other ChenMed primary care centers are tracking to administer more than 50,000 vaccines by early May.

Gentilly Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

See/download broadcast-quality b-roll package from COVID-19 vaccinations underway at JenCare locations throughout the U.S.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 6, 2021  
Open house 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10:30-10:45 a.m. VIP tours
11-11:15 a.m. Welcome messages and ribbon-cutting
11:15-11:45 a.m. One-on-one media interviews

WHERE: JenCare Senior Medical Center
3100 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70122

WHY: “We are excited to officially open doors to our new Gentilly center, where thousands soon will receive the best in preventive care and chronic-disease management,” says Vijayendra Jaligam, M.D., market chief medical officer for JenCare Senior Medical Center.” At JenCare, we do whatever it takes to help our patients thrive. We truly treat patients like family, with same-day telemedicine and walk-in appointments. Plus, our doctors give their cell phone numbers to patients, encouraging them to call or text anytime they have a health concern or question.”

HOW: JenCare Senior Medical Center is part of ChenMed, a leading primary care practice transforming care of the neediest populations through more than 75 centers in 10 states.

CONTACTS: Louis Mohren,, 504-383-0599
Jim Brown,, 305-310-7214