West Jefferson Medical Center's Campus Renovation
Our future is bright! We’re going the extra mile to make our hospital feel like a little more like home, so we’re embarking on a campus renovation to modernize and reshape the way our community interacts with us! In partnership with LCMC Health, our $90 million renovation will focus on some of our most critical healthcare areas including our Outpatient Surgery Center, Physician Clinics entry, Endoscopy department, Emergency department, and our main hospital entrance. Take a look to see what is to come and what we have already completed with you in mind!
What is to come:
Atrium (Interior and Exterior) – Coming Summer 2023
Our main hospital entrance will be completely reconstructed, giving the hospital a modernized, welcoming front door. With a redesigned pedestrian and vehicular access and a new drop-off canopy, you can expect a convenient, safe experience during your visits. Outfitted with energy-efficient glass and contemporary finishes, the new entrance is designed to create a warm and welcoming initial impressions to patients and visitors
South Wing – Phased Construction – Coming Summer 2023
Patient care and recovery is always top-of-mind, so our patient rooms in our eight-story south wing will be renovated with all new finishes, bathrooms, and furniture to provide a more comfortable environment. This includes modernized postpartum rooms within the Labor & Delivery wing, which will also welcome a brand new NICU and nursery for our mamas and their new little bundles of joy. The updates will extend throughout the corridors, nursing stations, and support spaces ensuring one-of-a-kind care for every patient that walks through our doors.
What we’ve already completed with you in mind:
Outpatient Surgery and Physician Clinics Entrance – Completed Fall 2019
Our new Outpatient Surgery and Physician Clinics entry has been completely designed with your convenience in mind. The 100-foot long glass canopy covering two lanes of traffic and covered entryway allow ease of access, especially during inclement weather. It now serves as the hospital’s temporary main entrance.
Outpatient Surgery Center Renovation and Expansion – Completed Fall 2020
The renovation and 6,500 square foot expansion of our Outpatient Surgery Center allows us to provide the custom-fit care you deserve. Four new operating rooms, eight new recovery bays, and additional storage and support spaces, with new, modern finishes throughout nearly doubles the capacity of our existing facility and provides you with better access to quality, outpatient surgical care in a comfortable environment.
Endoscopy – Completed Winter 2020
Our Endoscopy department relocated to a brand new space, spanning over 10,000 square feet. It doubles its past capacity with six procedure rooms and 15 private recovery rooms. With a new dedicated entrance, parking, and large waiting room, you can expect a more convenient and comfortable experience for you and your family.
Emergency Department – Phased Construction – Completed Winter 2021
The renovation of our state-of-the-art Emergency department results in the full replacement of our 10,000 square foot facility while maintaining continuity of department operations throughout three construction phases. The renovations increase our capacity and bring all areas up to contemporary design standards. Our patients can now expect a dedicated, covered vehicle drop-off, a light-filled registration and waiting room, a fast-track triage and treatment area, three new state-of-the-art trauma rooms, and a separated ambulance bay for increased patient safety. Our new updates promise to enhance the efficiency of your care, providing you with shorter wait times and easier access to quality, emergency care.
With a proven track record of almost 60 years of service
West Jefferson Medical Center is well respected regionally and nationally for excellence in patient care, distinguishing it form other hospitals in New Orleans. As a 419-bed-not-for-profit hospital on a more than 20-acre sprawling campus just minutes from downtown New Orleans, we will soon have an extraordinary facility to continue serving our Westbank Community.