Children's Hospital (200 Henry Clay Ave., 896-9373) has opened a new 8,193-square-foot, state-of-the-art cardiac intensive care unit for infants and children recovering from heart surgery. The unit, opened last month, includes 20 beds and 10 private rooms.
The Heart Center staff includes eight pediatric cardiologists and three cardiothoracic surgeons who work with cardiologists, pediatricians, perinatal services and neonatologists in Louisiana and Mississippi. It treats more than 2,000 children and adults from around the globe each year. More than half of the approximately 10,000 procedures performed at the center last year involved children younger than 1, and 30 percent were performed on newborns.