Krewe of Gabriel led the sixth annual pediatric Mardi Gras parade Friday, Feb. 9
LAFAYETTE, La. – Patients and families at Women’s & Children’s Hospital on Friday, Feb. 9 were treated to an exclusive Mardi Gras parade made just for them.
Hospital departments got in on the fun, creating specially designed floats for the occasion, dressing up and participating in the Second Line, which made its way through Pediatrics, the Aquarium Lobby, Outpatient Services Waiting Area and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
This was the third year the Krewe of Gabriel participated in the parade at Women’s & Children’s. “This is the only hospital in Lafayette where we do this,” said Richard Domingue with the Krewe of Gabriel. “It’s such a joy to see their smiles. They can’t be at Mardi Gras festivities, so we bring Mardi Gras to them. This will continue to be an annual tradition for us.”
About Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1983, Women’s & Children’s Hospital continues its tradition of providing specialized healthcare services for women and children. Women’s & Children’s Hospital is one of the largest birthing hospitals in the state with an array of women’s services including the Cancer & Infusion Center, robotic surgery, 3D mammography, breast-dedicated MRI, fertility, lactation support and urogynecology. The facility includes the kids E.R. – a Pediatric Emergency Department staffed 24/7 by Board-Certified Pediatricians, Acadiana’s only Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the region’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a women and children-dedicated Sleep Center and various pediatric subspecialties.