February 27, 2019

In the Crescent City, a New CrescentCare Rises

CrescentCare has cause to celebrate this Mardi Gras.

The New Orleans-based Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) recently opened doors to its new 65,000-square-foot facility, made possible through PCDC financing. The project vastly expands primary care, dentistry, pediatrics, and more in a community still rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Council Member Jared Brossett [both at far right] join CrescentCare CEO Noel Twillbeck, Jr., and celebrants

Joining Mayor LaToya Cantrell and 100 others for the grand opening was Johvanna Sampson, PCDC’s Senior Loan Officer.

“In full disclosure, I’m a New Orleans native, so I’m extra excited to be here,” Sampson said at the February event. “Because what CrescentCare provides are the services that everyone in New Orleans wants, needs, and deserves.”


PCDC’s Johvanna Sampson with CrescentCare CEO Noel Twillbeck, Jr.

CrescentCare has long been a primary source of care for the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV and AIDS. The new facility will help expand care for these groups as well as for the broader patient populations of New Orleans.

The new facility is in many ways the culmination of a rewarding partnership: Over six years PCDC has helped CrescentCare build health care delivery, obtain status as a FQHC, and now, extend its ability to provide low- to no-cost care.

CrescentCare was also among six nonprofits honored at the 2017 PCDC Founders Reception; all have become FQHCs through PCDC’s support.

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See more photos below.

Twillbeck in front of the new facility, which triples CrescentCare’s capacity
Mayor Cantrell officiates at the grand opening
The new center enables CrescentCare to expand access to primary care services while enhancing care for current patients
Yvette Lewis, Mayor Cantrell, and Johvanna Sampson [l-r]
CrescentCare Chief Medical Officer Nicholas Van Sickels, MD (right) leads a tour
The original rendering of CrescentCare’s new facility