Children's Hospital is a 247-bed, not-for-profit medical center offering the most advanced pediatric care for children from birth to 21 years. With over 40 pediatric specialties and more than 400 physicians, it is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South.
In 2012, Children's Hospital recorded more than 200,000 patient visits, with children coming to us from 63 of the 64 parishes in Louisiana, 37 states and 5 foreign countries. In all, 48,245 children received care from the hospital in 2012.
Critical care is provided in the hospital's 36-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and 20-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU).
The hospital's Jack M. Weiss Emergency Care Center, one of the area's busiest emergency rooms, is staffed around the clock by board-certified pediatricians, with the availability of a full range of pediatric specialists. The Emergency Department has a total of 37 exam rooms and is supported by a nursing staff specially trained to handle pediatric emergencies.
Outpatient appointments with pediatric specialists are offered Monday through Friday at the Ambulatory Care Center on the hospital campus and at the hospital's satellite locations: The Metairie Center, Children's Hospital Outpatient Center of Baton Rouge and Children's Hospital Burdin Riehl Clinic in Lafayette, Louisiana.