West Bank Pediatric Emergency Services

Providing emergency medical care for children in New Orleans

West Jefferson Medical Center has partnered with Children’s Hospital of New Orleans (CHNOLA) to create a dedicated pediatric emergency room in WJMC hospital. This state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located a few feet away from the primary emergency room of the hospital’s main lobby. Emergency pediatric physicians are on staff 24/7 to provide immediate assistance to patients in need. Much of the medical technology in this unit was created specifically for pediatric patients.

Pediatric Emergency Department

Opened in December of 2000, West Jefferson Medical Center’s 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 18 years of age. Medical care is provided by emergency department physicians specifically trained in pediatrics or board-certified emergency department physicians.

Over the past 12 years, our Pediatric Emergency Department has served 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.

Your child is in good hands

This is a difficult time for parents, and our staff is sensitive to your needs. Rest assured that we provide all of our patients with the dedicated, sensitive care they need. All physicians and nurses working in this unit are specially trained to work with children. We have experience calming children down and making them feel more at ease so they can receive treatment without a struggle. Our facility was designed to create a warm, calming atmosphere that can ease anxiety for patients and families.

About Children’s Hospital of New Orleans

The Children’s Hospital of New Orleans is the region’s trusted center for pediatric emergency services. The 7-bed unit they established at WJMC is set up to take care of a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. In the event that a child’s condition escalates so that they need a higher level of care, this partnership makes it easier to transfer patients to the CHNOLA main location in New Orleans.

For more information about our pediatric emergency services call 504.349.1555.