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Children's Hospital ED
5000 Hennessy Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 765-8853
24 / 7

At Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, we specialize in meeting the unique needs of children and families during medical emergencies. We are the region’s only 24/7 pediatric emergency room and have Fellowship-trained emergency medicine pediatricians on site at all times. 

Our award-winning emergency department is staffed with physicians with strong pediatric backgrounds. They have a passion for caring for babies, children, teens and young adults, and are dedicated to providing complete, coordinated care for your child in one location. We offer an excellent team of skilled pediatric physicians and a comprehensive range of specialists to provide your child with the highest level of urgent care. 

Your child is in good hands. Our team recognizes how stressful illness or injury can be – not only to your child, but also to your family. We provide Child Life Specialists to help guide you and your child through the entire duration of care at our hospital. Our Child Life Specialists—who are trained to help children understand their diagnosis, prepare them for procedures and talk to them in terms they can understand—are available 24-hours a day to answer any questions you might have.


Ensuring Your Child's Utmost Comfort

While in the Emergency Room waiting area at our hospital, your child may have access to medication to make him or her feel better while waiting to see a physician. You may discuss this option with your nurse upon arrival. The hospital also has a wide variety of toys and books available, including handheld electronic gaming systems and televisions.

Beyond the Pediatric Emergency Room

After receiving treatment in the emergency room, your child may be discharged to go home or, if needed, admitted to another area of the Children's Hospital.

  • Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is designed and staffed to care for the most critically ill children and to provide the region's most comprehensive pediatric services. The 20-bed unit serves patients from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
  • Pediatric Unit: The pediatric unit is a 95-bed unit where children with both medical and surgical diagnoses are admitted and receive care. Services are provided for pediatric neurology, pediatric cardiology and hematology/oncology patients, including long-term acute care for chronic illnesses.

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital Ememgency Deparatment
5000 Hennessy Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 765-8853

Stephen Beasley, MD

Julio Castillo, MD

Hitesh D. Chedda, MD

Brent Combs, DO

Julie H. Egan, MD

Alex Flood, DO

Karen George, MD

Rebecca Hook, MD

Ebony Hunter, MD

Laura C. Kleinpeter, MD

Emily Richard Landry, MD

Richard F. Lasseigne, Jr., MD

Tara H. Ryan, MD

Ashley Saucier, MD

Neel Shah, MD

Andrea Catherine Suen, MD

Aaron Tiffee, MD

Lydia Leigh-Ann Washer, MD

Christopher J. Woodward, MD