The mission of Children’s Miracle Network at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital is to increase funds and awareness for children’s health at the only not-for-profit hospital in Central Louisiana. Identified as one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America, CHRISTUS Cabrini serves close to 270 children a day through 3 world class children’s departments: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Therapy Center, and 16 School Based Health Centers.
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
CHRISTUS Cabrini’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) specializes in high Level 3, regional neonatal care for the tiniest lives. Premature and full term babies who are in critical condition are brought in from 14 parishes for world class treatment in a 20 bed unit. In 2000, CHRISTUS Cabrini’s NICU held the world record for the smallest set of twins to survive and thrive.
CHRISTUS Cabrini’s Pediatric Therapy Center is a one of a kind, out-patient therapy center specializing in occupational, physical, speech, autism and dyslexia therapies for over 130 children per day from 14 parishes. As a regional leader in cutting edge therapies that address birth defects, accidents and life changing illnesses, Cabrini Pediatric Therapy Center offers additional community benefits such as Go Baby Go, a modified motorized car program for disabled children, and Buddy Camp, a summer camp for disabled and autistic children.
School-Based Health Centers
CHRISTUS Cabrini’s 16 rural School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are dedicated to bringing full service medical clinics and care into rural schools in which poverty levels are higher and students are underserved. Students in these 16 rural schools receive daily treatments and charitable care from a Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health Counselor and RN. Serving an average of 133 students a day, the 16 SBHCs keep parents at work and kids in school through immunizations, comprehensive physicals, group and individual therapy, prescriptions and one on one medical treatments for disease connected to diabetes, the head and nervous system, ear/nose/throat, musculoskeletal trauma and behavioral problems.