CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwest Louisiana Recovers from Hurricane Laura

Updated August 26, 2020

CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana Begins Recovery Process After Hurricane Laura

Lake Charles, Louisiana, Aug. 27, 2020 – Though Hurricane Laura has caused seroius damage to several CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana facilities, there are no reports of injuries to our patients, Associates or providers. We are currently surveying the full scale of damage to our facilities, assessing staffing plans and monitoring all facility/equipment operations.

At this time, CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital has sustained exterior damage to the roof, both skybridge walkways and a number of windows. Currently, the hospital is operating under backup power and implementing its secondary water supply system. The Emergency Care Centers at CHRISTUS Ochsner Health St. Patrick Hospital remains open.

CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital has suffered considerable damage in multiple areas which has caused the facility to close to new patients. Current patients are safe and are being moved to discharge or transfer to nearby facilities as quickly and as safely possible. 

Updates on resuming services safely will be communicated as decisions are are made moving foward. CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana are still enforcing a a NO VISITOR POLICY. 

We will distribute further messages as updated information becomes available. The CHRISTUS Facebook page will also be updated frequently at https://www.facebook.com/christusSWLA

CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana Making Severe Weather Preparations

August 25, 2020 - Lake Charles, Louisiana – As Hurricane Laura approaches the Texas/Louisiana coasts, CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana is taking all necessary precautions in advance of the storms, to protect our patients, Associates and providers and secure our facilities.

At this time, there is no business impact to our hospitals on Tuesday, August 25. All services remain open and as previously scheduled. Out of an abundance of caution, all hospitals and outpatient facilities will be closed on Wednesday, August 26, and Thursday, August 27, and all elective procedures will be rescheduled.

The Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Clinics will be closed on Tuesday, August 25, and will remain closed for the rest of the week. The community COVID Testing scheduled for this week at the CHRISTUS Senior Activity Center has been canceled.

The Emergency Care Centers at CHRISTUS Ochsner Health St. Patrick Hospital and CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Lake Area Hospital will remain open throughout the storm.

Updates on the resuming those services safely will be communicated as decisions are are made following the storm. CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana are still enforcing a a NO VISITOR POLICY, which will remain in place.

Our facilities will not be used as a shelter prior to, or during, the storm. Please remember that although our hospital Emergency Departments are open, EMS will not operate vehicles in high winds, and may not be operational during the storm.

We will distribute further messages as updated information becomes available.

The CHRISTUS Facebook page will also be updated frequently at https://www.facebook.com/christusSWLA

The General Public Information Phone Line is (337) 430-5373 and will be updated daily.
 

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