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A colorful portico full of sights and sounds welcomes children to the hospital. Photos by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator


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A purple spoonbill marks the third floor where the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic is located. 


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The tau, the cross of St. Francis, is depicted on the waters of the Mississippi River on a wall near the site of the future chapel. 

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Watercolor wallpaper and fun furnishings are inviting to family and friends as they gather in waiting rooms. 

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Several rooms are equipped to handle sibling patients. The couch and chair fold out for overnight stays. 

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Patients can watch television and play video games while undergoing treatment in the infusion bays at the St. Jude Clinic. 


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A desk and project board in patients’ rooms allow children to display artwork, cards and letters.  

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Family break rooms on each floor of the hospital feature the comforts of home.  

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Each area of the hospital is designed to echo Louisiana’s diverse culture and natural resources.