The ongoing expansion at Children’s Hospital New Orleans is more than halfway done after 34 phases of construction. According to an article in ENR Texas & Louisiana, the $300-million expansion of Children’s Hospital New Orleans broke ground in August 2018 and was about 60% complete as of December 2019.

Reporter Autumn Cafiero Giusti writes: “The team had to manage 34 phases of construction during an unprecedented flood threat that restricted some construction for the better part of a year…The expansion will create a four-story, 230,000-square-foot medical tower with all private rooms at the heart of the campus and a freestanding 70,000-square-foot behavioral health center.

“Other features include a 593-car parking garage, an entry pavilion, a pedestrian skybridge and an expanded central energy plant. Other new spaces include a 45-bed emergency center, a 28-bed cardiac intensive care unit, a surgery center with expanded operating rooms and a comprehensive cancer center.”