OLOL getting more help on Monday morning


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Our Lady of the Lake is welcoming medical personnel a little before 8 a.m. on Monday, August 23.

The welcoming ceremony is scheduled to happen at 7:50 a.m. and the new team includes:

  • 64 RNs
  • 16 Respiratory Therapists
  • 16 Certified Nursing Assistants

According to Our Lady of the Lake, the newest group is “provided by a contract with the Louisiana Department of Health.”

The new team is going to allow Our Lady of the Lake to provide more care to the public.

LDH says the new team will allow for the opening of:

  • 24 COVID Med-Surg beds at Essen
  • 17 COVID Med-Surg at Ascension
  • 12 COVID ICU at Essen

This comes after Our Lady of the Lake welcomed a disaster medical assistance team earlier this month.

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