Baton Rouge, La. (January 16, 2019) – Together with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) and East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, In Loving Arms Pediatric Day Health Center Executive Director Renita Williams today announced that the health center will move its facility to Harding Boulevard. The project will include a $980,000 capital investment, the creation of eight new jobs, and the retention of 15 existing jobs.
The relocation and expansion will provide greater access for more clients, particularly those located in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish. The center will continue to act as a clinical training site for the Southern University School of Nursing, Baton Rouge Community College, and Delta College.
“We are forever grateful for the diligent and unwavering commitment to this project from both Councilwoman Chauna Banks and the Mayor’s office. This impending growth project into the North Baton Rouge community will enable us to serve many new medically fragile children and their families,” said Williams.
The pediatric health center provides parents and caregivers with children under the age of 21 an option for intensive medical services and supervision while parents return to work or school.
“Our team has been thrilled to partner in the relocation and expansion of this critical community resource,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC. “In Loving Arms’ new facility will not only allow their staff to deliver care to more people, but also places a building back into commerce. That’s good news for all of East Baton Rouge Parish.”
“Today’s expansion announcement is the result of a collaboration of both community and workforce partners who are passionate about the growth of small businesses within our city,” said Mayor Broome. “Ms. Williams has my utmost admiration for her perseverance and dedication to serve a healthcare population that so desperately needs our support.”
About In Loving Arms Pediatric Day Health Center
In Loving Arms Pediatric Day Health centers allow eligible children from birth through 12 years of age with medically-complex conditions to receive continual medical care in a non-residential setting. When approved, children can attend up to a maximum of 12 hours per day while receiving nursing services, personal care, developmental therapies, and caregiver training. More information is available at www.inlovingarmskids.com.
About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at www.brac.org.