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Some Lake Charles hospital patients being moved to Baton Rouge in wake of Hurricane Laura

3 months 3 hours 16 minutes ago Friday, August 28 2020 Aug 28, 2020 August 28, 2020 10:26 AM August 28, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Hospitals in the capital area are taking on patients from the Lake Charles area after Hurricane Laura ripped through southwest Louisiana Thursday.

Baton Rouge General, Woman's Hospital, and Our Lady of the Lake have all said they are taking on patients from areas harshly affected by the storm.

Patients from Lake Charles Memorial will be arriving at Baton Rouge General's mid-city and Bluebonnet campuses. The health system wasn't immediately able to say just how many patients are being moved to its hospitals.

Woman's Hospital says it's also taking on at least seven babies and one mother from Lake Charles Memorial and Christus Ochsner Lake Area Hospital. Woman's received patients Thursday, and BRG expects to receive patients throughout the day Friday.

OLOL announced Friday it has taken on five adult patients and one pediatric patient at its Baton Rouge locations.

Additionally, 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 four in-patient adults and is expecting at least two additional in-patient adult transfers Friday.

St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe has also received 1 adult in-patient transfer from Oakdale, OLOL said in a statment.

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