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Nearly 23 years ago, what would become the first Premier-affiliated urgent care clinic was opened in partnership with Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. The Baton Rouge urgent care would be called Lake After Hours. Now, 23 years later, Lake Urgent Care and Lake After Hours clinics operate as a seamless extension of Our Lady of the Lake’s family of healthcare services across the Baton Rouge region.

In the true spirit of entrepreneurship, Premier Health soon began replicating its successful partnership urgent care model in other markets outside Baton Rouge. Premier is one of the first healthcare companies specializing in urgent care joint ventures with health systems. Since the first Lake After Hours clinic, Premier has grown exponentially. The company will soon operate more than 85 partnership clinics in 13 states, with additional expansion planned.

CEO Steve Sellars says, “What a great honor to win this award. Premier Health’s ties to LSU run deep. Our two founding physicians, Doctors Kevin DiBenedetto and Graham Tujague graduated from the LSU School of Medicine. We also have LSU Alums in many Premier leadership positions, and then there are our team members who attended LSU as well. So, you could say Premier Health’s Tiger pride runs deep. Even our company colors are purple and gold!”

A recognized leader in urgent care and occupational health services, Premier Health is committed to “Making a Difference” in the lives of its patients, team members, and communities. Premier Health’s affiliated clinics are accredited by the Urgent Care Association. Premier Health’s affiliated clinics are accredited by the Urgent Care Association. For more information or to learn how to become a “DifferenceMaker” on the Premier Health team, visit While you’re at it, check out Premier’s LED FastStart page.