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Message from Our President & CEO

Shaping a healthier future for Louisiana’s kids – together.

Dear Friends,

I am proud to serve as President and CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans during an unprecedented time of growth and transformation for our hospital, and for pediatric healthcare for the region. Having spent my career in pediatrics, I am passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of all children, and am proud to be leading our team in continuing the vital mission of Children’s Hospital New Orleans into its next chapter.

Over the last five years, in addition to significant investments on our main campus, we have built transformational programs like Behavioral Health, new Burn and Trauma Centers, and have brought medical and mental serviced directly to kids in school with our ThriveKids student wellness program.

Each day, our compassionate team of providers and staff help ensure that kids across Louisiana and the Gulf South have access to the specialized care they need. In fact, in 2022, we cared for 65,000 more kids than we did just five years ago. This is how we change the health of a generation.

Together, with our academic partners at LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine, we are poised to take on the health challenges our kids and communities are facing by offering the highest level of pediatric care right here in Louisiana.

Our vision is to build a healthier, happier future for the children of our region. The ongoing support of our community helps make that vision possible by enabling investments in specialized programs, and recruitment of top pediatric providers. Together, we have made this future possible, and approach each day with hope, determination, and an unwavering commitment to serve all children. That has been the DNA of Children’s Hospital New Orleans since the beginning.

Learn more about our vision here >>

Lucio A. Fragoso
President and CEO
Children's Hospital New Orleans