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Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Louisiana's Children's Hospital

Children’s Hospital New Orleans is a 257-bed, not-for-profit pediatric medical center offering a complete range of healthcare services for children from birth to 21 years. With over 40 pediatric specialties and more than 600 pediatric providers, Children's Hospital is the first and largest full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South, nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children's Hospital.

In 2017, Children’s Hospital New Orleans broke ground on the most significant expansion project in the hospital’s history. This unprecedented, $300 million investment made by our Board of Trustees and LCMC Health brings together infrastructure, technology, and unmatched expertise to deliver a healthier, happier future for Louisiana’s children.

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Children's Hospital is proud to provide the highest level of care for children from all 64 parishes in Louisiana, across the Gulf South, and beyond. In 2021, our expert team provided more than 236,908 clinic visits, 48,643 ER visits, and performed 11,432 surgeries. Our Helicopter, Abby, brought 375 patients from across the state and region to Children's Hospital to receive vital critical care services.

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Specialized pediatric healthcare services

Critical care is provided in the hospital’s 36-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 17-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and 28-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU).

Children's Hospital's Main Campus ED is one of the area’s busiest emergency departments. The ED is staffed around the clock by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians, with the availability of a full range of pediatric specialists. The Emergency Department has a total of 46 exam rooms, including a dedicated Behavioral Health pod and two Trauma Bays. The ED is supported by nurses and other staff who are specially trained to care for children experiencing pediatric emergencies, and their families.

Children's Hospital's 51-bed Behavioral Health Center offers comprehensive mental and behavioral health services as one of the largest pediatric programs in the country. In April 2020, the hospital opened all new Surgical, Imaging, and Dialysis centers as part of our $300 million campus transformation, which reached completion in November 2021.

Outpatient appointments with pediatric specialists are offered at the clinic on the hospital's main campus and at our many satellite locations throughout Louisiana, including Metairie, the Northshore, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, and Bay St. Louis, MS, in addition to a robust, 24/7 Virtual Care for Kids program.

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Children’s Hospital is also proud to be the only pediatric facility in the state of Louisiana to incorporate two academic pediatric medical programs under one roof. Through partnerships with LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine, the vibrant academic medical community at Children’s Hospital provides unparalleled opportunities for educational enhancement, innovation, and improved access to high quality pediatric healthcare.

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A proud member of the LCMC Health family

In 2009 Children’s Hospital formed Louisiana Children’s Medical Center when it aligned with Touro Infirmary. Now called LCMC Health, our health system has become a local, community-minded healthcare leader that operates Children’s Hospital, Touro, New Orleans East Hospital, University Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center and East Jefferson General Hospital.

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