Patient Care re-opening New Orleans office years after post-Katrina departure

Milwaukee-based Patient Care, a health care advocacy and transparency company, today announced it is re-opening a sales office in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Patient Care’s New Orleans headquarters. In the days following Katrina, CEO and President Jane Cooper moved the company from New Orleans, where it was founded in August, 2001, to Milwaukee, where it has been headquartered since 2005.

“After Patient Care was displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Milwaukee provided a terrific business environment for our company,” Cooper said in a press release. “This allowed us to respond to the growing need for health care advocacy and transparency in the marketplace. Now, we are able to make a return to our New Orleans roots as a substantially larger company.”

Patient Care’s headquarters will remain at its downtown Milwaukee office, at 633 W. Wisconsin Ave., where it currently employs 70 people. When the company left New Orleans, it had 14 employees.

The company said it has grown its revenue by almost 2,000 percent in ten years, and serves major clients including Harley-Davidson, Briggs and Stratton, the Vitamin Shoppe and Virgin Galactic.

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