Children’s Hospital New Orleans Celebrates the Completion of its 4-year, $300 Million Campus Expansion, Changing the Dynamics of Pediatric Healthcare for Children and Families Across the Region

By adding 230,000 square feet of new clinical care space, the transformation of the Children’s Hospital’s uptown New Orleans campus will enable the growth of the hospital’s signature lines of service, bringing its more than 600 pediatric caregivers unparalleled patient and family-centricity. deliver care in an environment expertly designed for children and families.

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Children’s Hospital New Orleans, along with its donors, community supporters, medical school partners, staff and suppliers, recently celebrated the Grand Opening of the hospital’s expanded campus as the $300 million campus transformation reaches its completion.

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The Grand Opening event included a formal outdoor program with Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and New Orleans Council Member Joe Giarrusso participating in the morning events. After the program, guests enjoyed an open-air party with on-site activations, refreshments, and tours of the hospital.

“Today we celebrate the completion of the $300 million transformation of our campus, an unprecedented investment in children’s health for Louisiana and the Gulf South,” said John R. Nickens IV, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans . “The most exciting thing is what this new day means for the children and families we serve. Together with our academic partners from LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine, we stand ready to meet the health challenges our children face. and communities have faced by providing the highest level of pediatric care, right here in Louisiana.”

In 2017, the Children’s Hospital marked the first start of the most important expansion project in the history of the hospital. The campus transformation brings together infrastructure, technology and unparalleled expertise to provide the children of Louisiana with a healthier, happier future.

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The expanded campus includes more than 230,000 square feet of new clinical care space, enabling the growth of signature services including cardiac care, cancer care, surgical and emergency care, along with a new, standalone Behavioral Health Center. Enhanced by family homes, gardens, playgrounds and green space, the expanded Children’s Hospital campus provides unparalleled patient and family-centered care, with an extraordinary experience.

“Since its founding in 1955, Children’s Hospital New Orleans has been the regional medical center for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South,” said Dr. Stephen W. Hales, Chairman of the Board of Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “In 2017, we embarked on a transformational campus expansion, the shared vision of the Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees, LCMC Health and the Children’s Hospital leadership. This vision has delivered innovative spaces that now match the level of care that Children’s Hospital is known for It is empowering to see this multi-year investment blossom today as we mark the beginning of a healthier future for the children of Louisiana.

The hospital’s architects at EYP and construction partners in Lemoine were integral to the campus expansion. EYP took an incredibly complex concept and developed it into an exceptional master plan, inspired by the healing powers of nature and music, that prepares the Children’s Hospital for the next chapter. This involved careful planning, a solid understanding of pediatric health care and incredible collaboration.

Lemoine led the more than 1,400-day construction effort, with more than 3,500 professionals working throughout the project. While the construction team expanded the hospital’s footprint by more than 50%, the construction team kept quality, safety and excellence at the forefront while the hospital continued to provide expert care for children without interruption.

With the generous support of community leaders such as Betty Lauricella, The Goldring Family and Woldenberg Foundations, Steve and Patty Worley, the Harry T. Howard Foundation, Fore!Kids Foundation, and business partners such as Walmart and Marriott, to name a few, Children’s The hospital’s vision was strengthened. Donors have been a vital part of enabling Children’s to continue its mission, raising nearly $40 million for the hospital’s capital campaign, Extraordinary Together.

“We face the future with hope, determination and an unwavering commitment to promote the health and well-being of all children,” said Nickens. “That’s been the DNA of Children’s Hospital New Orleans from the very beginning.”

To learn more about the Children’s Hospital’s transformed campus, visit

About Children’s Hospital New Orleans
Children’s Hospital is a not-for-profit academic medical center with 222 beds that provides comprehensive health care, including more than 40 pediatric specialties, especially for children. With more than 400 physicians trained in more than 40 pediatric subspecialties, Children’s offers a comprehensive range of pediatric health care services in Louisiana and the Gulf South. In addition to its main campus in New Orleans, the hospital has a network of specialty clinics in Louisiana, including in Covington, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, and Lafayette. Children’s provides primary care in 13 convenient locations and remotely through the Virtual Care for Kids program. Children’s is a proud member of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based nonprofit hospital system that also includes New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, New Orleans University Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center, and East Jefferson General Hospital. Learn more at


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