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Ochsner Hospital for Children serves over 74,000 children annually with more than 150 physicians specializing in more than 30 pediatric specialties and subspecialties, including the only pediatric heart and liver transplant program in Louisiana.

Ochsner Hospital for Children patient Malachi Barnett is living a full life while being treated for an unbalanced atrioventricular canal defect.

Ochsner Hospital for Children is the only facility in Louisiana or Mississippi to be recognized as a top 50 children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years.

Ochsner Hospital for Children’s Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Lab opened in 2019, featuring a special dose tracking system to reduce radiation exposure along with technology that provides better visibility of the tiniest hearts.

Ochsner’s survival rate for the most complex pediatric heart surgeries is among the highest in the country at 95% compared to the national average of 88%. And since 2017, our neonatal heart surgery survival rate is 100%.

Ochsner Hospital for Children and Mayo Clinic are collaborating in a national consortium to provide solutions for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease.

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport was recognized as a pediatric level II trauma program, the first in Louisiana.

Ochsner Hospital for Children opened a new level II PICU at St. Tammany Parish Hospital and the first children’s hospital on the Northshore, bringing pediatric specialty care closer to home.

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