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Our Lady of the Lake
The highly anticipated new children’s hospital in Baton Rouge officially opened its doors in October! Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, located at 8300 Constantin Boulevard, currently treats more than 100,000 patients annually from all 64 parishes, as well as children from Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas.
The beautiful, new hospital boasts an emergency room that is expected to see more than 35,000 patients annually, a surgical suite of five operating rooms. It also houses a 30-bed intensive care unit, 40 medical/surgical in-patient beds, and a hematology/oncology floor with 30 in-patient specialized beds. Additionally, it has one of only eight outpatient St. Jude Affiliate Clinics in the nation.
The children’s hospital is also home to a pediatric transport team that has transported more than 1,250 patients over the last six years from the surrounding region.
“We could not have done this without the help of so many and the support of a community that believes in our mission as much as we do,” said Kelly Hurtado, executive director of the Our Lady of the Lake Foundation. “Now, our efforts will shift to focus on new initiatives and programs for the Children’s Hospital, such as supporting and expanding our services for chronic illnesses, child life programs, surgical services, and our trauma program.”
Officials say the more than 360,000 square foot facility will be an anchor for advanced pediatric care and specialized programming for patients and families from across Louisiana and the surrounding region.
“The new Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is a dream come true. It is a state-of-the-art facility that will serve children and their families during some of their toughest times. It will have a far-reaching impact not only in the Baton Rouge community but across our great state,” said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.” I congratulate the Lake, its partners, and generous supporters on opening this grand facility that will help Louisianans now and for generations to come to live healthier lives.”