Children's Hospital New Orleans Campus Transformation

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Children’s Hospital is the regional leader in children’s health – but we must strive for even more. Our children deserve the most advanced care possible and our goal is to deliver it by investing in facilities that will transform Children’s Hospital into a national leader in children’s healthcare.

Parents choose Children’s Hospital because they trust that their child will receive exceptional care from board certified pediatric specialists. Whether the situation is life threatening or they just need someone with extensive experience caring for children, parents rest assured that they have come to the right place for superior care.

In this transformational period, we have developed a master facility plan to address the long term and urgent needs of our children. This initiative will be completed in a phased approach.

The majority of the project will focus on a complete renovation of the current main campus, creating a new Children’s Hospital, but also make a significant investment in the neighboring property.

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The Heart Center at Children's Hospital

Children and parents walking through Children's Hospital hallway

Children’s Hospital has the only Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) in the region. The 28-bed unit features all private rooms to serve children in need of this incredibly specialized care. The unit also include a special area for neonates who come from birthing hospitals around the state for delicate heart surgeries.

To find out more about the Heart Center's accomplished and dedicated team of specialists, click here.

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Hank and Betty Lauricella Pavilion

Hank and Betty Lauricella Pavilion lobby

Children’s Hospital has 75,000 patient visits each year in its outpatient center on the main campus but is only designed to accommodate 50,000. Included in this expansion will be a pavilion lobby and registration center for all patients to see their specialists. Building a parking garage on the neighboring campus with an enclosed 2nd floor walkover bridge will provide patients and families more convenient access to the hospital.

To learn more about the outpatient services we provide, click here.

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Emergency Care

Children's Hospital emergency room lobby

Children’s Hospital’s currently has one of the region’s busiest Emergency Rooms. By adding significant square footage, it will allow the hospital to adequately see patients in a timelier manner, and provide more comfortable and private family spaces.

For more information about the complete range of services our Emergency Department provides, click here.

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Surgical Services

Little girl holding a balloon walking through lobby while her mom is on the phone

The current space is significantly smaller than the national average. Increasing this will create seamless transitions through all three phases of the patient experience, before, during and after surgery.

For more information about the Surgery Department, click here.

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Comprehensive Cancer Center

Children's Hospital Cancer Center lobby

Patients coming for treatment to our renowned Cancer Center will be able to check in for outpatient appointments, have tests run and if needed, enter inpatient floor all from the same location.

To learn more about the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital, click here.

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Family Housing

Family Housing lobby

Patients who travel long distances to access the care we provide, will be able to stay close to their child in one of 28 family housing suites, using two of the buildings on the existing campus.

For a glimpse of on-campus housing for families, click here.

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Expansion named to the Small Business Exchange's list of the top construction projects in 2018

The Children's Hospital expansion projects was named one the 13 most important construction and development projects in the United States by the Small Business Exchange. Here is the excerpt from the website:

New Orleans doesn’t have the same amount of construction as many of the other cities on this list, but that doesn’t mean things are stagnant. Supertalls may not be in the mix, but the Big Easy has its fair share of new apartment complexes, hotels, and renovations.

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One of the largest projects is the expansion and renovation of the New Orleans Children’s Hospital. Costing $225 million, the multi-year development will include a new same-day surgery unit, a cardiac intensive care unit, a neonatal cardiac intensive care unit, a cancer center, a 400-car garage, and a newly designed entrance and lobby.

To view the full listing of projects, click here

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Behavioral Health Center at Children's Hospital

A new state-of-the-art Behavioral Health Center will be constructed on the State Street campus. Designs include a new building with 51 bed capacity that will honor height and historical restrictions currently in place. When construction is complete what Children’s Hospital will offer in terms of behavioral health will be among the best in the nation, making the hospital one of a few industry leaders in terms of this type of care.

For more information about the Behavioral Health Center, click here.

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First look at our future

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Pedestrian bridge installation

Saturday morning, February 3, marked the arrival of a skybridge, the elevated walkway that will connect patients and visitors to the hospital’s main campus.

The installation serves as a milestone in the hospital’s $300 million transformation and expansion.

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