Since we opened our doors in 1955, Children's Hospital has continually offered the most advanced pediatric care. With more than 40 specialties, 247 beds and nearly 400 physicians, we are the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South.
As a not-for-profit medical center, the hospital has no stockholders or dividends to pay. Children's Hospital is governed by an independent board of trustees made up of community volunteers. Revenue generated is used to operate the hospital and to expand and advance its services. We are proud to say that it is our strict policy to never turn away a child in need of the medical care we provide based on the family's ability to pay.
In 2012, Children's Hospital recorded 200,834 patient visits, with children coming from all 64 parishes, 37 states and 6 foreign countries. In all 60,557 children received care from our hospital last year.