Expanding to meet the needs of the New Orleans region, Children’s Hospital announced the opening of Children’s Pediatrics River Ridge location, with a ribbon-cutting to be held April 14 at 9:30 a.m. and an open house from 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
The celebration will include free hearing and vision testing for children. Attendees will be invited to tour the new clinic, and there will be kid-friendly activities and refreshments, including hands-on, interactive science experiments with MAD SCIENCE.
“Offering increased pediatric specialty care close to home for our River Ridge families has been a goal of Children’sHospital and its family of clinics,” said Matt Groninger, vice president of ambulatory services for Children’s Hospital. “This endeavor strengthens our mission to provide comprehensive pediatric care to the residents of the entire metropolitan area.”
Located at 9605 Jefferson Highway, Suite E, the clinic’s hours will be Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Walk-in appointments will be available. Later this year, an after-hours clinic will be incorporated into the space, offering pediatric walk-in care, after hours and on weekends.
The River Ridge clinic will feature treatment provided by Drs. Joanna Buckingham, Mary Hulin, Denise Kerut, and Isabel Remedios, who will offer care to children from birth to 18 years of age. The site will include 11 exam rooms, well and sick waiting areas, two nurses’ stations, and a designated triage area.
The clinic will accept all insurance, and should a patient need to see a pediatric specialist, the physicians can provide a reference for specialty care in the Children’s Hospital system.