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The Martin Luther King Health Center in Shreveport officially opened its new clinic and pharmacy in a renovated building with a ribbon cutting ceremony held Tuesday.

The building, purchased from Christus Schumpert Health System, underwent a $250,000 renovation over the past eight months, according to executive director Janet Mentesane.

She says the charity health clinic’s board of directors decided to take out a loan to pay for the renovation because it was under a tight deadline to vacate its leased location.

Kate Archer Kent

A Shreveport community health provider is getting marketing and brand consulting from a group of Centenary College students who are part of a living learning community called Santé. It’s the French word for “health.” Since August, the students have immersed themselves in the work done by MLK Health Center. Scott Myers, a biochemistry major from Monroe, La., said they were able to produce marketing materials through a grant.