BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Baton Rouge General along with other local hospitals will be taking on patients from the Lake Charles area beginning on Friday, Aug. 28 and are expected to continue throughout the day.
A number of patients from Lake Charles Memorial are headed to BRG and some will be cared for at the Mid-City campus, and others will be placed at the Bluebonnet location.
BRG states they are adjusting staffing plans, with many of their frontline workers pitching in to work extra shifts where needed.
The BRG team is also preparing to provide assistance to families as they visit their loved ones.
Scott Wester, President and CEO of Our Lady of the Lake released a statement regarding patients being moved from Lake Charles to their locations.
“Our Lady of the Lake and our sister hospitals of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System are all supporting Lake Charles and surrounding area hospitals by receiving southwest Louisiana patients due to the impacts of Hurricane Laura.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has already received 5 adult patients from emergency room transfers and is expecting to receive several more adult in-patient transfers in the coming hours.
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital has received 1 pediatric patient.
Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s in Lafayette has received 10 NICU babies, and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center has received 4 in-patient adults and is expecting at least 2 additional in-patient adult transfers later today.
St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe has received 1 adult in-patient transfer from Oakdale.
Amidst unusually high summer volumes, our team did not hesitate to step up to care for patients being relocated and in support of our healthcare colleagues. We know they would have done the same for us.
We continue to pray for everyone who is in need caused by Hurricane Laura.”
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