Governor John Bel Edwards was in attendance at today’s ribbon cutting for Acadian Ambulance’s new operations headquarters for the Greater New Orleans region. He joined Acadian Ambulance leadership and local political, civic and medical leaders to celebrate the facility’s opening.

The 49,000 square-foot facility serves as an office for medical supervisory personnel, station for medics, warehouse and mechanic shop. It houses approximately 40 ambulances and a staff of 350 who serves Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Charles parishes.

The event also commemorated the opening of a new 7,200 square-foot administration and education facility located nearby on Susitna Boulevard. This facility includes classrooms for the National EMS Academy, a sister company to Acadian Ambulance that trains emergency medical technicians and paramedics for Acadian and other agencies.

The move to these two locations represents a $1.4 million investment into the community.

Acadian Companies Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag thanked the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce for their support and assistance in the ribbon cutting and shared his appreciation for everyone who attended.

“We began service in this region in 2004, and through our investment in these two facilities, we reaffirm our commitment to serving the healthcare facilities and citizens of the greater New Orleans region with the absolute best in ground and air ambulance service,” Zuschlag said in his remarks.

Governor Edwards congratulated Acadian on the new operations center and thanked the company for their service during some of Louisiana’s worst days following storms and disasters. He also thanked the 2,600 employee-owners of Acadian Ambulance in Louisiana. “I’m especially proud because this is a Louisiana-based company, and you continue to provide exceptional service to our residents. You are unsung heroes,” he said.

Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, offering emergency and non-emergency transportation to areas in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. They are employee-owned and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.

 

Release date: September 9, 2019