Children’s Hospital New Orleans

The hospital for kids in Louisiana and the Gulf South!

Children’s Hospital New Orleans is a 229-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 400 physicians, Children's Hospital is the first and largest full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South.

Last year, Children's Hospital cared for children from all 64 parishes in Louisiana, 43 states, and nine countries! In 2018, we treated 110,000 patients, providing more than 204,000 primary care and specialty clinic visits, and 45,500 ER visits. Our Helicopter, Abby, brought 387 patients to us for critical care services from across the state and region.

Specialized pediatric healthcare services

Critical care is provided in the hospital’s 36-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and 20-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), the only one dedicated entirely to the care of Cardiac patients from birth to Adulthood in the state.

The hospital’s Jack M. Weiss Emergency Care Center, one of the area’s busiest emergency rooms, is staffed around the clock by board-certified Emergency Care physicians, with the availability of a full range of pediatric specialists. The Emergency Department has a total of 35 exam rooms and is supported by a nursing staff specially trained to handle pediatric emergencies.

Outpatient appointments with pediatric specialists are offered at the Ambulatory Care Center on the hospital campus and at the hospital’s satellite locations throughout Louisiana: Children’s Hospital Metairie Center, Children’s Hospital Northshore Center, Children’s Hospital Denham Springs Center, Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center of Baton Rouge, and Children’s Hospital Burdin Riehl Clinic in Lafayette. In addition to these, specialists see patients in Alexandria, Covington, Houma, Lake Charles, Monroe, Slidell, Thibodaux, and Gulfport, Mississippi.


To provide comprehensive pediatric healthcare which recognizes the special needs of children through excellence and continuous improvement of patient care, education, research, child advocacy and management.


To be the regional medical center for children.

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 healthy system has become a local, community-minded healthcare leader that operates Children’s Hospital, Touro, New Orleans East Hospital, University Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center.

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