This week, Children’s Hospital announced plans to open a new pediatric emergency room in Metairie this September.
The new 11,000-square-foot facility will feature 11 rooms and will serve children from birth into early adulthood with all emergency services and image testing. The $4.4 million project is located at the corner of Clearview Parkway and Veterans Boulevard.
“Children’s Hospital is proud to bring specialized pediatric emergency care closer to home for families on the East bank of Jefferson Parish,” said Children’s Hospital president and CEO John R. Nickens IV in a release. “With our robust primary and specialty care network in Metairie, expanding services to include emergency care will best serve the nearly 50,000 children of this community with expert care from our team of pediatric emergency medicine providers.”
“This investment is a reflection of LCMC Health’s commitment to provide accessible, extraordinary care for children within our local communities,” said Greg Feirn, CEO of LCMC Health, the health system that operates Children’s Hospital. “The project will also bring 64 new jobs to Jefferson Parish, staffed by a dedicated team of pediatric emergency medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, pediatric nurses, and other team members.”