NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)—New Orleans Children’s Hospital has announced the opening of its new pediatric emergency room in Metairie. Patient care has been effective since Tuesday, October 26 at 7 a.m.
The new 11-bed ED improves access to pediatric emergency services for children and families of Jefferson Parish, providing a full range of emergency services to care for children from birth to age 21, in addition to scheduled imaging tests.
“Children’s Hospital is proud to bring specialty pediatric emergency care closer to home for families on the East Bank of Jefferson Parish,” said 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 emergency care services 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 on the corner of Clearview Pkwy and Veterans Blvd, will provide full-service emergency care 24/7. The comprehensive emergency center connects specialized pediatric emergency services with the pediatric specialist network of the Children’s Hospital. Diagnostic imaging services include CT scans, X-rays, and ultrasound.
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“This investment is a reflection of LCMC Health’s commitment to provide accessible, exceptional care for children in our local communities,” said Greg Feirn, CEO of LCMC Health. “The project will also create 64 new jobs for Jefferson Parish, staffed by a dedicated team of pediatric emergency medicine physicians, nurses, pediatric nurses and other team members.”
In addition to the new emergency room in Metairie, the Children’s Hospital has two other emergency departments, including at West Jefferson Medical Center, and on the hospital’s main campus in New Orleans, home to the largest pediatric emergency room in Louisiana, with 46 beds. and more than 50,000 patient visits per year.
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Emergency patients and their families have access to more than 40 pediatric specialties at the children’s hospital, and the hospital has the ability to transport patients quickly in the event that hospital care or surgery is needed.
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