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Campus Transformation

Extraordinary Kids Deserve an Extraordinary Hospital

Explore our transformed Children's Hospital campus below

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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.

Our expanded campus includes 230,000 square feet of new clinical care space, enabling the growth of our signature service lines. Enhanced by family housing, gardens, playgrounds, and greenspace, Children’s Hospital’s expanded campus delivers unmatched patient and family-centered care, along with an extraordinary experience.

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The Heart Center at Children's Hospital

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In January 2020, Children’s Hospital’s new Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) opened, expanding specialized pediatric cardiology services for the region. The new CICU at Children’s Hospital houses 28 large, private rooms designed to care for patients with any cardiac medical or surgical condition requiring specialized care from newborns to adulthood. The growth and expansion of the Heart Center, its team, and the CICU has positioned Children’s Hospital New Orleans to expand expert specialized pediatric cardiology services for children and families across the state of Louisiana and the Gulf South.

To find out more about the Heart Center's accomplished and dedicated team of specialists, click here.

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Betty and Hank Lauricella Pavilion

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Children’s Hospital has 75,000 patient visits each year in the outpatient center on the hospital's main campus. With the addition of our new, Betty and Hank Lauricella Pavilion lobby and registration center, patients check-in for outpatient appointment in a spacious and welcoming environment that was expertly designed for kids and families.

For many, their Children’s Hospital experience begins upon arrival to our Uptown New Orleans campus. Our new four-story, 600-car parking garage allows patients and families ease of access to our hospital and clinics like never before. Now, anyone visiting the hospital, whether for a same day surgery, a clinic visit, or simply to visit a patient, can park for free and walk into the Lauricella Pavilion through our glass-enclosed skybridge, suspended over Henry Clay Avenue.

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Main Concourse

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The new, expansive Main Concourse also offers easy access to patient and family services, including an all new expanded café and dining area, gift shop, chapel, and family resource center.

The Main Concourse also features an entrance with dedicated patient/family parking for our Emergency Department. The ED includes a new check-in and waiting area located right inside the Main Concourse.

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Emergency Care

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Children's Hospital has the largest pediatric Emergency Department in Louisiana, caring for more than 50,000 pediatric patients per year. The expanded ED has doubled in size from 14,000 square feet to over 32,000 square feet. The department, which once spanned over two floors, is now housed on one floor aiding in better patient flow and overall experience for patients and families. With our expansion from 29 to 46 emergency rooms, including six dedicated to specialized behavioral health needs and two dedicated trauma bays, the new ED expands capacity and capabilities to serve even more children and families across the region.

For more information about the complete range of services our Emergency Department provides, click here.

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Surgical Services

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The new, 57,000 square foot Surgery Center at Children’s Hospital New Orleans supports growth of specialized pediatric perioperative services in a state-of-the-art environment that combines the latest technology with an unmatched experience for patients and families.

The Surgery Center includes a spacious lobby and waiting area for families on the second floor of the hospital’s new Medical Tower, leading to a 42-bed Same Day Surgery Unit with all-private patient rooms. Two private consultation rooms bridge the unit and OR to allow for quick consults between physicians and parents. A spacious 24-bay Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is located directly next to the Same Day Surgery Unit with easy access for families immediately before and after the child’s surgery.

For more information about Surgery Services at Children's Hospital, click here.

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Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

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The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital New Orleans treats more than 1,100 children with cancer or blood disorders each year, more than all other facilities in Louisiana combined. While treating this vast population, we recognized the need for an updated, comprehensive facility that brings together clinic care for outpatients and hospital care for inpatients.

Patients coming for treatment can now check in for outpatient appointments, have tests run and if needed, enter inpatient floor all from the same location.

To learn more about the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital, click here.

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Child Life Center

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An important program that sets a children’s hospital apart is its Child Life Program. This department, comprised of Child Life and Creative Therapists, is a service not billed to patient families or insurance providers, but is an essential team that makes all the difference when it comes to enhancing the child’s experience. Child Life helps children cope through their hospital experience and helps them understand treatments and procedures in a way they can understand.

In our campus transformation, special care was taken to create a dedicated space to house this integral program. With new child playrooms, a teen activity room, a sensory room for those with special needs, and a dedicated space for children to gather, the Child Life program at Children’s Hospital New Orleans will help kids continue to be kids while they are receiving care in the hospital.

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Family Housing

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At Children’s Hospital New Orleans, when we care for a child, we also care for the whole family. As Louisiana’s children’s hospital, we treat children from all 64 parishes across the state and the Gulf South. We knew we needed ensure that families who have traveled from far and wide for their children to receive the highest levels of pediatric care at our hospital have a safe place to stay that is close to their child.

Patients who travel long distances to access the care we provide, will be able to stay close to their child in one of 28 family housing suites, using two of the buildings on the existing campus. We partnered with Hogs for the Cause and Ronald McDonald House Charities to make this vision a reality. These spaces provide a place of respite for families to take a break from the business of the hospital to rest, eat, or even shower just feet away from their child.

To learn more about the Hogs for the Cause Family Center, click here.

To learn more about the future Ronald McDonald House New Orleans, click here.

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The Behavioral Health Center at Children's Hospital

Our new 51-bed, 70,000-square foot Behavioral Health Center is among the largest and most comprehensive pediatric programs in the nation, serving patients from across the Gulf South. The center is dedicated to serving children and adolescents with a wide range of mental and behavioral health disorders.

Our team of professionals provides evidence-based management for a range of challenges facing children, adolescents and their families. Our program focuses on teaching and empowering patients to develop healthy life skills to improve their current function and future quality of life. Outpatient services are also provided to compliment inpatient care and include assessment and treatment of psychiatric and behavioral disorders such as Autism, ADHD, and mood disturbance.

For more information about the Behavioral Health Center, click here.

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