Emergency Medicine (ER)
For information: (504) 896-9474
Hours: 24 hours


The hospital's Jack M. Weiss Emergency Care Center is staffed 24 hours a day by board-certified pediatricians, with the availability of a full range of pediatric specialists. The Emergency Department has a total of 27 exam rooms and is supported by a nursing staff specially trained to handle pediatric emergencies.  All of our pediatric emergency department physicians are PALS and ATLS certified.

The 27-bed unit provided care to 56,900 patients in 2012 and is one of the busiest emergency departments in the state. Professional expertise includes, but is not limited to: 

• Asthma 
• Allergic reactions 
• Burns 
• Fractures 
• Lacerations 
• Seizures 
• Medical and surgical problems 
• Minor and some major trauma 
• Child Sexual Abuse/Forensic Exam

The primary focus of the Emergency Department is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the emergency patient and his/her family in the emergency setting.  Services include, but are not limited to, assessment, the ordering of diagnostic testing, sedation, IV therapy, medication administration, respiratory treatments, and patient/family education.

Although the majority of patients are pediatric (age newborn to 21), staff is trained and prepared to care for patients of any age on an emergency basis.  Patients older than 21 and pregnant patients are stabilized and transferred to an adult facility if warranted.

To speak with our transfer center regarding a transfer or transport please call 1-855-CHNOLA1 (1-855-246-6521).  The transfer center will place in you contact with either the emergency department physician or the intensivist, whichever is most appropriate.

The Emergency Department is located on the east side of the hospital campus at 200 Henry Clay Avenue and can be accessed via the Calhoun Street entrance. 



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