Hospital opens new pediatric emergency room on West Bank

Hospital opens new pediatric emergency room on West Bank

MARRERO, LA (WVUE) - A new pediatric emergency room opened on the West Bank at West Jefferson Medical Center on Thursday. The medical center partnered with Children's Hospital to provide around-the-clock care for children.

The new pediatric emergency room, located directly across from the adult emergency room in Marrero, will offer pediatric specific equipment, seven exam room and doctors and nurses who are specially trained to work with children.

"Making pediatric emergency care closer to our West Bank families has been a goal of ours for some time," said John Heaton, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Children's Hospital.

WJMC CEO Nancy Cassagne said the company is proud to offer the only pediatric emergency room on the West Bank.

"This will enable us to offer the very best care to our youngest patients and their families in a warm and calming atmosphere that will help to ease anxiety over being in a hospital."

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