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Message from Our President & CEO

It is a remarkable time for Children’s Hospital New Orleans!


We celebrated the completion of the $300 million transformation of our New Orleans campus and unprecedented investment in child health for Louisiana and the Gulf South in November 2021, and just a few months later achieved the hospital's first-ever ranking among the nation's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report!

What’s most exciting is what this new chapter means for the children and families we serve. Since 1955, Children’s Hospital has served as the regional medical center for kids in Louisiana and the Gulf South. In 2017, we embarked on a visionary campus expansion project that enabled growth of our signature service lines, and delivered innovative spaces that match the level of care we are known for. While our bricks and mortar are truly extraordinary, more importantly, we offer unmatched clinical programs led by top pediatric specialists - experts who wake up each day with one purpose – to improve the health and wellbeing of our next 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. Together, we have made that future possible, and will 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.

Thank you for being part of this extraordinary journey.

John R. Nickens IV
President and CEO
Children's Hospital New Orleans