Ochsner says NICU evacuation not needed
BATON ROUGE - Officials with Ochsner Medical Center on O'Neal said they have remained open to serve patients with emergency needs throughout area flooding.
Despite earlier reports to the contrary, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the O'Neal campus did not require evacuation. The NICU remained open and continued to serve patients through Saturday.
Please be advised, however, that Medical Center Drive is currently impassable due to rising water. Residents are asked to avoid the area unless medically necessary.
Patient safety is our highest priority. Our emergency plans and protocols are in place and leadership is closely monitoring the situation in cooperation with authorities.
Families are asked to call 225-755-4450 for patient information.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Ascension Parish accepts DOTD roads transfer
Livingston Parish School employees demand pay bump
Responses pour in after On Your Side report profiling man's bike troubles
Supreme Court ruling adds new wrinkle in Louisiana tax talks
Last animal shelter in Ascension facing possible closure, considering tax for funding
LSU Track star Aleia Hobbs happy she could represent her home state...
14-year-old CoCo Gauff wants to be the next star in pro tennis
Pete Jenkins reflects on 2017 season
Temeka Johnson basketball camp about more than the game
Saints looking to fill backfield void during Ingram's 4-game absence