Project Details

Project Details

Construction Timeline

Construction Documents...........Completed
Groundbreaking.........................February 2016
Deep Foundation Work..............March 2017
Steel Erection...........................July 2017
Interior Build Out Begins............January 2018
Substantial Completion..............Summer 2019
First Patient Welcomed..............Late Summer 2019

Hospital Facts and Figures

  • 66-acre campus adjacent to I-10 in Baton Rouge between Essen Lane and Bluebonnet Blvd.
  • Six floors, one of which is shelled for future needs and expansion
  • 80 beds at opening, with potential for expansion to 130
  • More than 350,000 square feet of patient care space
  • Double the amount of current surgical space and intensive care beds
  • Expanded state-of-the-art emergency department, including trauma and pediatric transport
  • Larger, family-centered private rooms
  • One full floor dedicated to St. Jude Affiliate Clinic and inpatient hematology/oncology services including infusion (chemotherapy)
  • Playrooms per floor
  • Landscaped outdoor garden and plaza for respite, healing and reflection
  • Family Resource Center with education and support information about disease or injury
  • Dining room, food court with indoor and outdoor seating
  • Pediatric pharmacy and traditional retail pharmacy
  • Attached 95,000 square foot medical office building
  • State of the art design for patient safety and clinical quality
  • Integrated electronic medical record