BATON ROUGE, La. – Ground was recently broken on a new state-of-the-art hospital for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The facility will serve as a premier destination for high-quality, advanced medical care for children within a statewide network of pediatric healthcare excellence.
The new hospital, designed specifically for children, will be six floors, 350,000 square feet and includes inpatient beds, a pediatric emergency room, surgical unit, a dedicated hematology/oncology unit that will serve both inpatients and outpatients, playrooms on every floor and more. Plans also include a four-story, 95,000-square-foot medical office building primarily for pediatric medical specialists.
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital operates as a hospital within a hospital model inside Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. A new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital will be built on 66 acres of property that runs parallel to I-10 in between Essen and Bluebonnet near Our Lady of the Lake’s main campus in Baton Rouge. Estimated construction cost for the hospital and medical office building is $230 million. The project is expected to be complete in late 2018.
Philanthropy supports this construction project and ongoing health and wellness programs.
HKS is the architect on the project; Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor.
Source: Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.