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Children's Hospital is proud to be the only pediatric facility in the state of Louisiana to incorporate two academic pediatric programs under one roof. On March 1, Children’s Hospital New Orleans began a new partnership with Tulane University School of Medicine to collaborate on clinical, academic and research activities.
Children’s Hospital has long enjoyed a strong academic partnership with LSU Health New Orleans, and the Tulane agreement brings the two major pediatric academic medical programs in the state — those of LSU and Tulane — under one roof at Children’s.
“The prospect of these three great Louisiana institutions working together to improve health outcomes for children is compelling,” said Jonathan Brouk, assistant vice president, Strategic Planning and Business Analytics at Children’s. “Our communities face serious challenges when it comes to the health and well-being of kids, and addressing these issues requires new and innovative ways of thinking. We look forward to partnering with Tulane and LSU to address this important cause.”
Through this agreement, Tulane physicians have begun seeing pediatric patients at the Children’s Uptown campus and its network of satellite specialty clinics across the region. We will collaborate on growth opportunities to ensure that children across the state of Louisiana have access to high-quality pediatric healthcare services.
“This affiliation with the Tulane University School of Medicine affirms that Children’s Hospital is the premier pediatric healthcare destination in our region,” said John R. Nickens IV, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital. “We are thrilled to welcome the well-known pediatric academic program at Tulane to the already vibrant academic community we enjoy at Children’s with LSU Health New Orleans.”
Children's Hospital will now operate the subspecialty clinics located on the Tulane Lakeside Hospital campus, while offering no disruption to current Tulane patients and families. Families who take their children to Tulane pediatricians for outpatient clinic services in Metairie and other clinic locations will continue to do so. They will be seen by the same Tulane University physicians and will receive the same level of quality care they have come to expect from Tulane Pediatrics,” said Dr. Samir El-Dahr, chair of Pediatrics at Tulane University School of Medicine.
With more than $5 million annually in federally funded pediatric research, Tulane University School of Medicine is one of the largest pediatric research organizations in the state. Collaborating with Tulane gives Children’s the opportunity to expand clinical research in pediatrics, giving families greater access to the latest innovations in medicine. The addition of new researchers and new pediatric learners requires investment in infrastructure to support Children’s expanded academic scope, and both the Tulane and LSU programs will benefit from these new capabilities.
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