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Children's Hospital Announces Plans to Open Pediatric Emergency Room in Metairie, Expanding Access to Specialized Emergency Services

Children's Hospital Announces Plans to Open Pediatric Emergency Room in Metairie, Expanding Access to Specialized Emergency Services

The $4.4 million, 11,000+ square foot project will expand Children’s Hospital’s network of services for residents of the East Bank of Jefferson Parish, delivering expert, life-saving emergency care in an environment designed just for kids and families.

NEW ORLEANS – Children’s Hospital New Orleans announced plans this week to open a pediatric Emergency Room in Metairie this September, enhancing access to pediatric emergency services for thousands of Jefferson Parish children and families each year. The dedicated, 11-bed pediatric Emergency Room will provide a complete range of emergency services to care for children from birth through age 21, in addition to scheduled imaging tests.

“Children’s Hospital is proud to bring specialized pediatric emergency care closer to home for families on the East bank of Jefferson Parish,” says John R. Nickens IV, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “With our robust primary and specialty care network in Metairie, expanding services to include emergency care will best serve the nearly 50,000 children of this community with expert care from our team of pediatric emergency medicine providers.”

The new facility, located at the corner of Clearview Pkwy and Veterans Blvd, will offer 24/7 full-service emergency care. The comprehensive emergency center connects specialized pediatric emergency services with Children’s Hospital’s network of pediatric specialists. Diagnostic imaging services will include CT Scans, X-Ray, and Ultrasound.

“This investment is a reflection of LCMC Health’s commitment to provide accessible, extraordinary care for children within our local communities,” said Greg Feirn, CEO of LCMC Health. “The project will also bring 64 new jobs to Jefferson Parish, staffed by a dedicated team of pediatric emergency medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, pediatric nurses, and other team members.”

In addition to the new, Metairie-based Emergency Room, Children’s Hospital operates two other emergency departments, including at West Jefferson Medical Center, and at the hospital’s main campus in New Orleans, which houses the largest pediatric emergency department in Louisiana, with 30 beds and more than 40,000 patient visits per year.

Emergency patients and their families have access to over 40 pediatric specialties at Children’s Hospital, and the hospital has the ability to transport patients quickly in the event that inpatient care or surgery are needed.

Construction of the Emergency Room will begin this spring and is expected to reach completion in September. In addition to this project, Children’s Hospital will open an all-new, expanded Emergency Center on its main campus this fall, as part of the hospital’s $300 million campus transformation effort.

Learn more about Children’s Hospital’s full range of emergency services by visiting chnola.org/emergency.

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About Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Children’s Hospital New Orleans is a 222-bed, non-profit academic pediatric medical center that offers comprehensive healthcare services, including over 40 pediatric specialties, delivered just for children. With more than 400 physicians trained in more than 40 pediatric sub-specialties, Children’s offers a comprehensive array of pediatric healthcare services in Louisiana and the Gulf South. In addition to its main campus located in New Orleans, the hospital operates a network of specialty clinics across Louisiana and in Southern Mississippi, including in Covington, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. Children’s Hospital offers primary care services at 14 convenient locations throughout Southeast Louisiana and remotely via its Virtual Care for Kids program. Children’s Hospital is a proud member of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system which also includes New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center New Orleans, West Jefferson Medical Center, and East Jefferson General Hospital. Learn more at chnola.org.

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