Ochsner Baptist Medical Center: Women’s and NICU Renovation

Since 1926, Baptist Hospital has served generations of New Orleanians from its location on the tree lined Napoleon Avenue. Today, Ochsner Health Systems continues to be a leader in regional health care at multiple locations.

As part of the renovation and modernization of the Ochsner Baptist Hospital, Woodward Design+Build was hired as the general contractor to renovate existing hospital spaces into women’s healthcare facilities. Areas of the hospital, vacant since Hurricane Katrina, were renovated into a new central sterile, an Alternative Birthing Center, a Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Women’s Clinics, Nursery and Labor and Delivery area.

Throughout the project, the Woodward construction team overcame many challenges to get the new facilities open on time. In spite of unforeseen problems in the existing conditions of the building, the overall project deadline was met without extension.

The project was spread out over 6 floors of the hospital and conducted while areas of the hospital remained open and operational. Woodward’s careful coordination of all work led to timely project delivery without causing interruptions to the existing operations.

Woodward’s experience in historic renovation combined with our experience in medical facilities provided Ochsner with a project team able to work in an operating facility while adding state-of-the-art technologies and modern amenities to the facility.

Project Information

  • Category
    Medical Facility Construction
  • Owner
    Ochsner Health Systems
  • Design
    Rozas Ward Architects
  • Size
    124,379 Square Feet
  • Budget
    $25,000,000
  • Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Completion
    November 2013

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