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Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Louisiana's Children's Hospital

Children’s Hospital New Orleans is a 222-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.

In 2019, Children's Hospital cared for children from all 64 parishes in Louisiana, 43 states, and nine countries! Our expert team provided more than 141,000 primary care visits, 106,000 specialty care visits, 52,250 ER visits, and performed 8,950 surgeries. Our Helicopter, Abby, brought 344 patients from across the state and region to Children's Hospital to receive vital critical care services .

Specialized pediatric healthcare services

Critical care is provided in the hospital’s 36-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 17-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and 28-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU).

The hospital’s 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.

Children's Hospital's 51-bed Behavioral Health Center offers comprehensive mental and behavioral health services as one of the largest pediatric programs in the country. In April 2020, the hospital opened all new Surgical, Imaging, and Dialysis centers as part of our $300 million campus transformation which will reach completion in summer 2021.

Outpatient appointments with pediatric specialists are offered at the clinic on the hospital's main campus and at our many satellite locations throughout Louisiana, including Metairie, the Northshore, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, and Lafayette, in addition to a robust, 24/7 Virtual Care for Kids program. Learn more about our services.

Children’s Hospital is proud to be the only pediatric facility in the state of Louisiana to incorporate two academic pediatric medical programs under one roof. Through partnerships with LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine, the vibrant academic medical community at Children’s Hospital provides unparalleled opportunities for educational enhancement, innovation, and improved access to high quality pediatric healthcare.

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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, West Jefferson Medical Center and East Jefferson General Hospital.

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