About Children's Hospital

Mission

To provide comprehensive pediatric health care which recognizes the special needs of children through excellence and continuous improvement of patient care, education, research, child advocacy and management.

Vision

To be the regional medical center for children.

About Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital is Louisiana’s only full-service hospital exclusively for children, offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient care. A not-for-profit facility, it is governed by an independent board of trustees made up of community volunteers. The hospital has no stockholders and no dividends to pay. Revenue generated is used to operate the hospital and to expand and advance services.

Critical care is provided in the hospital’s 36-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Construction is underway to replace the existing PICU with a new 20-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and a new 20-bed PICU.

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, La.