It looks like the New Orleans VA Medical Center won’t be the only one with a new state of the art campus.
On Wednesday, January 11, The New Orleans Children’s Hospital began phase one of its expansion and property renovation. The new expansion is being implemented to enhance its specialty pediatric care, according to an official press release.
The $225 million expansion and renovation will will be completed in three phases. The first and last phase will take roughly 1.5 years each to complete. The middle phase will be completed in 2.5 years. More details on the construction agenda during the phases will be released at a later date.
The new expansion and renovation will include a same-day surgery unit, a cardiac intensive care unit, a neonatal cardiac intense care unit, a cancer center, a 400-car garage and a newly-designed entrance and lobby.
The expansions of the Children’s Hospital has received supportive comments from Mayor Mitch Landrieu, community leaders and the CEO of the Children’s Hospital, Mary Perrin.
“This project is a dream in the making for our physicians, employees, patients and community,” Perrin said in a prepared statement.
“We’ve worked with our physicians and the families we serve to identify the services and amenities that will improve the delivery of and access to pediatric care. This will help us meet the needs of our community of patients and their families, and to care for each child as our own,” she added.
The current hospital is located in Uptown at 200 Henry Clay Avenue, near Audubon Park. The hospital also has satellite locations in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Covington and Metairie.
The New Orlean’s Children’s Hospital is currently a 247-bed pediatric medical center. Additionally, the hospital has a 36-bed neonatal intensive Care Unit, an 18-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a 20-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.