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Children's Hospital Announces $40 Million Capital Campaign: Extraordinary Together. The Campaign for Louisiana's Children.

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Children’s Hospital New Orleans announces capital campaign in support of the hospital’s $300 million campus transformation project and the advancement of pediatric healthcare for Louisiana’s children.

NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday, September 26, Children’s Hospital New Orleans celebrated the public launch of its capital fundraising campaign, namedExtraordinary Together: The Campaign for Louisiana's Children’.

The campaign will raise funds to support infrastructure, programming, and the expansion of the hospital’s signature service lines, allowing Children’s Hospital to continue to provide advanced pediatric healthcare for children across the state and region.

“With a $300 million campus transformation and capital campaign effort underway, we as a hospital and community are investing in the future of Louisiana’s children,” says John R. Nickens IV, President and Chief Executive Officer at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “The transformation of our Uptown campus is not only improving infrastructure and technology, the enhancements we’re introducing will make it easier for patients and families across the region to access our vital services, and for our staff and providers to practice world class pediatric medicine.”

With a long tradition of serving children and families from across Louisiana and the Gulf South, Children’s Hospital is proud to provide the highest level of pediatric care to all kids and only kids. The hospital is working diligently to expand access to specialized pediatric healthcare for children and families throughout Louisiana and the Gulf South. Through investments in infrastructure, programs, people, and community programs, Children’s Hospital is working to improve the significant health challenges our kids and communities are facing.

“With the goal to raise $40 million by 2025, the funds raised through Children's Hospital's capital campaign will enable us to bring innovation to pediatric healthcare for the state of Louisiana,” says Matt Schaefer, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “These vital funds will help further the mission of Children’s Hospital as the leading pediatric healthcare institution in the state, providing expert care for all children regardless of their ability to pay”.

Children’s Hospital has earned $17 million in commitments by generous donors, supporters and community partners toward the capital campaign goal of $40 million. Learn more about Extraordinary Together: The Campaign for Louisiana’s Children at

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About Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Children’s Hospital New Orleans is a 229-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 subspecialties, 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 15 convenient locations throughout Southeast Louisiana and remotely via its Virtual Care app. 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 and West Jefferson Medical Center. Learn more at