Message from Our Medical Director

Whether the patient is a critically ill premature infant with heart and lung problems, or a high school athlete with a sports injury, Children’s Hospital is here to provide compassionate, high quality care to every child with healthcare needs.  Our Medical Staff, comprised of over 400 physicians, is unmatched in our region.  In addition to primary pediatric care, every pediatric medical or surgical specialty is available to provide focused care for your child.  This expertise, combined with our excellent pediatric nursing and allied health professionals, makes Children’s Hospital the best place for the healthcare of children in the Gulf South.  We are the only hospital that cares exclusively for children and adolescents in Louisiana.

Our mission as an organization is to provide the most comprehensive care possible in a friendly, patient and family focused environment.  At every level, our priorities are quality and patient safety.  We participate in patient safety and specialty treatment quality collaboratives such as the Children’s Hospital Association Solutions for Patient Safety and the Children’s Oncology Group, so that we can deliver care that is as safe and effective as that found anywhere.

We are here for every child, with every healthcare need.  We are the best place for children.

John Heaton, MD
Medical Director
Children's Hospital, New Orleans

   

 

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