ST. LOUIS, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today celebrated the grand opening of its Ferguson Service Center. The Company's $25 million investment into this facility will bring over 250 jobs to the Ferguson area.
More than 200 guests attended the celebration, which included remarks from Michael F. Neidorff, chairman, president and CEO of Centene, as well as U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, Governor Jay Nixon and Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis President and CEO Michael McMillan. Guided tours of the facility were provided, as well as food from local Ferguson restaurants and entertainment from the Riverview Gardens Student Jazz Ensemble.
"The business sector must be a role model in creating stronger and healthier communities across the nation. One company at a time, one community at a time," said Mr. Neidorff. "As we open our new facility, we celebrate another step toward the revitalization of Ferguson. Centene is proud to be a part of this exciting opportunity and is committed to being a catalyst for that success."
The 45,000-square-foot facility, located at 2900 Pershall Road, includes a state-of-the-art bistro, fitness center, and on-site early childhood development center, as well as a community center available to the Ferguson community.
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly known as "Part D"), as well as programs with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Centene operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.
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