Our Lady of the Lake receiving Hurricane Laura victims including NICU patients

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Image courtesy of Our Lady of the Lake

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Baton Rouge is stepping up!

That includes one of our local hospitals and their associated hospitals.

Below you can see pictures of NICU Patients arriving at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette.

Scott Wester, President & CEO of Our Lady of the Lake provided this statement:

“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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