Woman's Hospital - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Woman's Hospital (Baton Rouge, La.). In the 1950s, 19 physicians in Louisiana wanted to build a specialty hospital that catered specifically to the needs of women and newborns. By 1968, those physicians turned that goal into a reality, opening the doors to Woman's Hospital, one of the first U.S. specialty hospitals for women. 

Womens Hospitals FactsToday, Woman's Hospital stands as one of the largest women's healthcare facilities, and U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital's gynecology program as high-performing this past year. In August 2012, the organization moved into a new hospital. The new Woman's Hospital cost $327 million to build and has 168 licensed adult beds, 146 newborn beds and 72 neonatal intensive care unit beds.

Since its initial opening, physicians at Woman's Hospital have delivered more than 230,000 babies. Other key specialties at the hospital include cancer care, breast care, maternal-fetal medicine, orthopedics, genetics, gynecological surgery, fertility, diabetes care and more. Woman's Hospital also has a research division that studies clinical and molecular biology and genetics.


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