EXCELth, Incorporated is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1991, governed by a consumer board of directors. Presently, the EXCELth Primary Care Network includes three fixed health centers and a family dental center serving Orleans Parish and a behavioral health program serving East Baton Rouge Parish. The goal of these health centers is to be a "medical home" - the provider of choice for area residents, regardless of income and other barriers.
The EXCELth Primary Care Network provides comprehensive services ranging from pediatrics to geriatric care, as well as, behavioral health services, care coordination, social services, dental care, and pharmacy services. A host of other healthcare and wellness programs complete the service delivery system to ensure quality health care for all.
EXCELth is dedicated to improving the health of underserved communities through the provision of quality, affordable primary care services that includes patients and their families as key players in their health care decisions.
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River. The city and Orleans Parish are coterminous. The city and parish are bounded by the parishes of St. Tammany to the north, St. Bernard to the east, Plaquemines to the south and Jefferson to the south and west. Lake Pontchartrain, part of which is included in the city limits, lies to the north and Lake Borgne lies to the east.
The city is named after Orléans, a city located on the Loire River in Centre, France, and is well known for its distinct French Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras.
New Orleans has many major attractions, from the world-renowned French Quarter and Bourbon Street's notorious nightlife to St. Charles Avenue (home of Tulane and Loyola Universities, the historic Pontchartrain Hotel, and many 19th-century mansions), to Magazine Street, with its many boutique stores and antique shops.
New Orleans also boasts a decidedly natural side. It is home to the Audubon Nature Institute (which consists of Audubon Park, the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, and the Audubon Insectarium), as well as gardens that include Longue Vue House and Gardens and the New Orleans Botanical Garden. City Park, one of the country's most expansive and visited urban parks, has one of the largest stands of oak trees in the world.