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NICU babies transported to Lafayette from Lake Charles

Posted at 9:53 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 14:01:40-04

Some babies from Lake Charles are getting medical care in Lafayette because of Hurricane Laura.

Thursday, NICU babies were transported from a Lake Charles hospital to Our Lady of Lourdes Women's and Children's Hospital in Lafayette. Lourdes says that Women's & Children's 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.

Acadian Ambulance helped transport to patients, along with a NICU team from Women's and Children's.

Our Lady of Lourdes and their sister hospitals of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System received southwest Louisiana patients due to the impacts of Hurricane Laura.

Below is a look at other transportation to their hospitals

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge 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 in Baton Rouge has received 1 pediatric patient.

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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