About Children’s Hospital
Pediatric hospital in New Orleans
Children’s Hospital is a 224-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, it is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South.
In 2017, Children's Hospital recorded patient visits from all parishes in Louisiana, 45 states and 4 foreign countries. In all, the hospital recorded 6,269 inpatient admissions, 62,051 ER visits, and 96,272 outpatient visits.
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 Medicine 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.
Becoming part of LCMC Health
In 2009 Children’s Hospital formed Louisiana Children’s Medical Center when it aligned with Touro Infirmary. Now called LCMC Health, our 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.
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.