CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS ANNOUNCE AFFILIATION TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF A GENERATION

CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS ANNOUNCE AFFILIATION TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF A GENERATION

Our Woman of the Lake Youngsters’s Well being and Youngsters’s Hospital New Orleans will associate to enhance entry to specialised pediatric well being providers and youngster well being outcomes.  

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In the present day, Our Woman of the Lake Youngsters’s Well being and Youngsters’s Hospital New Orleans introduced an affiliation, starting a brand new and pivotal chapter the place the 2 main suppliers of pediatric healthcare in Louisiana will associate to enhance the well being of kids throughout Louisiana.

“Sharing a ardour for the well-being of kids, Our Woman of the Lake Youngsters’s Well being and Youngsters’s Hospital New Orleans have related histories of innovation, accomplishment, and a steadfast dedication to the youngsters and households throughout our communities,” mentioned Chuck Spicer, President of Our Woman of the Lake Well being. “By working collectively, we intention to make significant progress in bettering youngster well being outcomes, which right here in Louisiana are among the many worst within the nation. We consider {that a} more healthy future for our kids occurs collectively.”

This month, settlement phrases had been finalized to ascertain the framework through which the 2 kids’s hospitals will collaborate within the supply of pediatric well being providers. The affiliation, which takes impact January 1, 2023, creates alternatives for rapid collaboration to enhance entry to and the standard of pediatric healthcare in Louisiana.

“Our affiliation presents new and thrilling alternatives for innovation,” mentioned John R. Nickens IV, President and Chief Government Officer of Youngsters’s Hospital New Orleans. “We all know that we are able to do extra collectively. For instance, we can be a part of forces within the recruitment of pediatric sub-specialists, retention of high expertise, and our dedication to construct facilities of excellence for pediatric care, near residence.” 

The pediatric affiliation is deliberate to develop over two phases, with part one centered on enhancing pediatric actions in Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes. Youngsters’s Hospital New Orleans can be chargeable for day-to-day operations of Our Woman of the Lake Youngsters’s Well being by a co-managed method with committees comprised of board, doctor, and different leaders throughout the 2 organizations.

In part two, the organizations will work collectively to create a statewide community for kids’s specialty care, which is able to influence the life-long well being of kids and future generations of Louisianans.

“Throughout our establishments, we’ve got the most effective and brightest pediatric suppliers, nurses and different specialists working throughout Louisiana and the Gulf South every day to form a more healthy future for teenagers,” mentioned Greg Feirn, Chief Government Officer of LCMC Well being, which manages Youngsters’s Hospital New Orleans. “The outcomes when our shared experience, sources, and dedication to the communities we serve come collectively are limitless.”

In recent times, each Youngsters’s Hospital New Orleans and Our Woman of the Lake Youngsters’s Well being have made vital investments within the supply of pediatric well being providers. Our Woman of the Lake Youngsters’s Well being has served the youngsters of Louisiana and the southern area for greater than 60 years. The $230 million kids’s hospital, which opened in Baton Rouge in October 2019, presents a full spectrum of complete pediatric providers with greater than 300 pediatric suppliers together with 60 specialists and rising to serve the area’s want for specialised pediatric care. Moreover, the community contains hospital-based service in Monroe and Lafayette, in addition to at clinics all through the area. Our Woman of the Lake has supplied its personal ACGME accredited pediatric residency since 2010.

As Louisiana’s first freestanding kids’s hospital, Youngsters’s Hospital New Orleans has delivered skilled healthcare for kids throughout Louisiana and the Gulf South for greater than 65 years. With a not too long ago accomplished $300 million campus transformation, Youngsters’s Hospital New Orleans offers the very best degree of pediatric care within the State, backed by greater than 600 pediatric-trained suppliers and specialists. Youngsters’s Hospital New Orleans additionally presents a vibrant tutorial medical neighborhood by partnerships with LSU Well being New Orleans and Tulane College Faculty of Medication, the one pediatric facility in Louisiana to include two pediatric medical packages underneath one roof.

“Collectively, we’re dedicated to main the cost to construct a more healthy future for teenagers by bettering entry to specialised pediatric healthcare providers, with the shared goal of bettering well being outcomes now,” mentioned Richard Vath, MD, Chief Government Officer of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Woman Well being System, which owns Our Woman of the Lake Youngsters’s Well being. “By combining our sources and capabilities, we can have exponential alternatives to amplify the well being aims of our respective affected person populations. The choices we’re making at this time will imply more healthy Louisiana residents tomorrow.”

Within the coming months, the organizations will work to prioritize alternatives that can function the inspiration for the phased method of the affiliation.

About Our Woman of the Lake Youngsters’s Well being

Our Woman of the Lake Youngsters’s Well being is a collaborative, coordinated and child-focused statewide well being community that gives sufferers with extra entry to physicians and suppliers particularly skilled to care for kids. The community contains hospital-based providers in Baton Rouge (Our Woman of the Lake Youngsters’s Hospital), Monroe (St. Francis Pediatrics) and Lafayette (Our Woman of Lourdes Girls’s & Youngsters’s Hospital) in addition to pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists at clinic places all through these areas. The brand new Our Woman of the Lake Youngsters’s Hospital opened in Baton Rouge in October 2019. Be taught extra at ololchildrens.org.

About Youngsters’s Hospital New Orleans

Youngsters’s Hospital is a 267-bed, non-profit tutorial pediatric medical heart that gives complete healthcare providers, together with over 40 pediatric specialties, delivered only for kids. With greater than 600 pediatric suppliers, Youngsters’s presents a complete array of pediatric healthcare providers in Louisiana and the Gulf South. Along with its major campus positioned in New Orleans, the hospital operates a community of specialty clinics throughout Louisiana, together with in Covington, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, and Diamondhead, MS. Youngsters’s presents major care providers at 12 handy places and remotely by way of its Digital Take care of Children program. Youngsters’s is a proud member of LCMC Well being, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system which additionally contains New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, College Medical Middle New Orleans, West Jefferson Medical Middle, and East Jefferson Basic Hospital. Be taught extra at chnola.org 

SOURCE LCMC Well being

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