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The Women’s Pavilion at Ochsner Baptist

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To help Ochsner Baptist fulfill its dream of building a world-class women’s and infant’s hospital, our team made extensive renovations and refurbishments to several floors. The finished project will allow the facility to become the regional leader in women’s health and neonatal care.
What we did


Photos: Neil Alexander

What We Did

The vision of this project is to build a world class women’s and infant’s hospital that will become the regional leader in women’s health and neonatal care. This project consists of the renovation and refurbishment of the basement, 5th, and 6th floors of the existing hospital structure. Portions of the basement that are already occupied will be renovated for a new plant operations office space, storage spaces, medical gas storage, and a body holding cooler. The 5th floor will be partially renovated for a new neonatal intensive care unit. The entire 6th floor of the hospital will be renovated for a labor and delivery unit, a post-partum nursing unit, and a well-baby nursery.

The Ochsner Baptist Medical Center was a large scale disaster recovery project. Architect responsibilities included full A/E services, coordinating hazard mitigation and DHH approval. Fire marshal plan approval included strategy for occupied and un-occupied area separations and subsequent access.

The renovation project consisted of the existing emergency department, lobby, partial administration department, second and third floor nursing units. Rozas-Ward worked closely with Ochsner Medical Center to provide upgrades to their existing facilities. Partial renovations and upgrades were made in the basement including support spaces, biomedical environmental services and large storage areas.

First floor renovations included dietary and dishwashing facilities. The third floor renovations included 49 patient rooms providing new finishes and upgrades to patient amenities. Medical nursing units, physical therapy/occupational therapy and dialysis functions were also significant third floor renovations. As part of the project, Rozas-Ward updated fire rated barriers within halls and occupied spaces to bring the hospital up to current safety codes and standards.