Women's & Children's Hospital has been providing specialized health care services for women and children throughout the Acadiana area for over 20 years. Since its humble beginnings as a birthing hospital, it has since grown to become the market leader in providing quality, cost-effective healthcare services for women and children.
The brain child of a group of visionary obstetricians/gynecologists, Women's Hospital of Acadiana opened its doors on June 7, 1983 as a place solely dedicated to the care of women. In 1986, the hospital changed its name to Women's & Children's Hospital when pediatric services were added. Now, over 20 years since its inception, the hospital has become the 2nd largest birthing hospital in the state of Louisiana offering services for women such as obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, lactation services, gynecological and general surgery, urology, breast health, reproductive endocrinology and physical therapy. Women's & Children's Hospital has also earned a reputation as the premier pediatric hospital in Acadiana due to the wide range of healthcare services it provides for children. Those services include a Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 24-hour Children's Emergency Department, a Pediatric Unit, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy services. To complement and support the comprehensive services offered for children, the hospital has a team of highly skilled and distinguished pediatric specialists at its disposal. This vital group of physicians consists of a Pediatric Surgeon, Pediatric Pulmonologist, Pediatric Neurologist, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Pediatric Cardiologists, and Pediatric Ophthalmology.
Women's & Children's Hospital has repeatedly been voted by The Times of Acadiana Readers Poll as the Best Place To Have A Baby. In 2006, Women's & Children's Hospital was voted as the Best Specialty Hospital by The Times of Acadiana Readers Poll. In addition, the hospital has been presented numerous awards for its community support and involvement in helping to raise dollars for United Way of Acadiana, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the March of Dimes.