Children’s Hospital New Orleans, along with its donors, community supporters, medical school partners, staff, and providers, celebrated the grand opening of the hospital’s expanded campus, as its $300 million campus transformation reaches completion.
The grand opening event included a formal outdoor program with Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Councilmember Joe Giarrusso participating in the morning’s events. Following the program, guests enjoyed an outdoor celebration with on-site activations, refreshments, and guided tours of the hospital.
“Today, we celebrate the completion of the $300 million transformation of our campus, an unprecedented investment in child health for Louisiana and the Gulf South,” said John R. Nickens IV, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “What’s most exciting is what this new day means for the children and families we serve. Together, with our academic partners at LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine, we are poised to take on the health challenges our kids and communities are facing by offering the highest level of pediatric care, right here in Louisiana.”
In 2017, Children’s Hospital broke ground on the most significant expansion project in the hospital’s history. The expanded campus includes 230,000+ square feet of new clinical care space, enabling the growth of signature services including heart care, cancer care, surgical and emergency services, along with a new, free-standing Behavioral Health Center. Enhanced by family housing, gardens, playgrounds, and green space, Children’s Hospital’s expanded campus delivers patient and family-centered care with an extraordinary experience.