LHC Group broke ground on the home health company’s $46 million operations center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The project is expected to create 500 direct jobs.
The expansion will include 204,000 square feet of new office space, which will bring LHC Group’s total home office facility to 270,000 square feet. Enlarging the home office will occur in two phases. The first phase will begin immediately, with completion expected by the end of 2020. The second phase will follow by building out two reserve-expansion floors, providing enough space for additional employees in the future. The LHC Group expansion will generate 400 construction jobs at peak building activity.
“As LHC Group has grown to become one of the nation’s leading providers of in-home healthcare, so too has the demand for the services we provide, both here in Louisiana and across the country,” LHC Group Chairman & CEO Keith Myers said. “With our expanded home office facilities in Lafayette, we will be able to more efficiently provide the support our clinicians require to meet that demand. Louisiana is our home, and our company is grateful to the state for supporting our efforts along the way and helping make this project a reality.”
Last April, The LHC Group completed its merger with Almost Family of Louisville, Kentucky. The combined companies, operating under LHC Group, now cover 60 percent of the nation’s age 65-and-older population.