WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

West Jeff - Pediatric Services New Orleans Marrero Westbank
West Jeff - Peds Center New Orleans Marrero Westbank


West Jeff - Peds Center New Orleans Marrero Westbank

  • ONLY designated Pediatric Emergency Department in the Region


  • PALS certified (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

Pediatric Unit

Pediatrics accommodates patients and their families from birth to 18 years of age. Acute Pediatric Care is available 24 hours per day, 365 day per year. In conjunction with a patient's Pediatrician, medical care may be directed from Pediatric Hospitalist. Admitting diagnoses include but are not limited to: respiratory, gastrointestinal, metabolic, viral disorders septicemia, and surgical conditions.

West Jeff - Pediatric Services Pediatric Outpatient Services include: procedures, sedation, diagnostic testing. Outpatient services are available Monday – Friday during normal business hours and are scheduled through Central Scheduling Department. Our team consists of many caregivers such as: Hospitalists, Registered Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Nutritionist and Chaplain. Pediatric nurses are PALS certified (Pediatric Advanced Life Support),

To facilitate healing and encourage nutrition, a pediatric menu is used with age appropriate food. Patient-centered care focuses on the needs of the child and his or her family in a compassionate manner during the emergent, acute or rehabilitative phases.

Pediatric Emergency Department

Opened in December of 2000, the Pediatric Emergency Department is the only service of this type on the Westbank. This five bed unit is available for the stabilization and/or resuscitation of a variety of illnesses and injuries in children from birth to 17 years of age. Medical care is provided by Emergency Department physicians specifically trained in Pediatrics or Board Certified Emergency Department Physicians. Nursing care by Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and Unit Registration Clerks is provided seven days a week/24 hours a day. Pediatric nurses are PALS certified (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).

Over the past 12 years, the Pediatric Emergency Department continues to serve over 84,000 patients and their families annually within our community. Due to the overwhelming success and patient satisfaction, we continue to provide excellent Pediatric Emergency Care to meet the needs of our community. Our caring staff in the Pediatric Emergency Department is here to serve you. We are committed to providing high quality care to those most important to you. Our Family Caring for Your Family.