Ochsner Announces New Pediatric Super-Clinic
Pediatric Specialty Services to Collaborate Under One Roof
Ochsner Baton Rouge is excited to announce the expansion of Ochsner Medical Complex – The Grove to include a pediatric super-clinic.
Ochsner will combine pediatric specialty services, with additional pediatric subspecialties on the horizon, to place them all under one roof. This strategy will help parents avoid the traffic of Baton Rouge for appointments at various locations. In addition, the new super-clinic will provide children with a friendly and welcoming environment that, as it becomes a familiar space, will help lower anxiety.
This super-clinic will encompass nearly the entire fifth floor at The Grove. As medicine advances at an accelerated pace, most children do not need inpatient hospital services.
“Kids are resilient,” stated Eric McMillen, CEO, Ochsner Baton Rouge. “The majority of conditions children face can be treated in an outpatient clinic setting or at a same-day surgery center – like what we already have at The Grove.”
The Grove’s top floor will transform into a kid-focused area and the building will offer general pediatrics, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric neurology, pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric urology, pediatric cancer care, pediatric hepatology, pediatric ENT (ear, nose & throat), pediatric allergy, pediatric dermatology, pediatric pulmonology, and child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology, along with EEG, infusion, pulmonary testing and lactation support services for children.
There will be 38 exam/treatment rooms on the fifth floor and a dedicated 3,632 square-foot child development center. This area within the super-clinic will feature physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapy. It is designed to provide personalized, family-centered patient care like Ochsner’s Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development.
The project represents a $6.8 million investment, which includes over $700,000 in pediatric-specific medical equipment. The total square footage of the expansion is approximately 18,500 square feet, with a dedicated pediatric waiting room of nearly 3,000 square feet.
Ochsner Baton Rouge projects nearly 200,000 pediatric visits at The Grove in the next five years. General pediatrics will continue to be offered at Ochsner clinics in Iberville, Prairieville and Zachary.
The contractor for the project is The Lemoine Company and the architect is Grace Hebert Curtis Architects. Expected completion of the project is slated for Fall 2021.
About Ochsner Baton Rouge
Greater Baton Rouge is home to Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge, a full-service, 150-bed hospital and 13 Health Centers across Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes – including Ochsner Cancer Center – Baton Rouge. Over 2,300 employees serve patients in the Greater Baton Rouge area, including more than 250 physicians and Advanced Practice Providers whose collective dedication to patient care is recognized for quality excellence by Becker’s Hospital Review, Healthgrades, Truven Health Analytics and Leapfrog. Ochsner Baton Rouge is a part of Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s largest non-profit healthcare delivery system committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner healed more than 876,000 people from across the globe in 2019, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner's team of more than 26,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the Gulf South. To learn more about Ochsner Baton Rouge, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook.