LSU hospitals resume outpatient and other services in Isaac’s wake

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by WWLTV.com

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Posted on August 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

BATON ROUGE (WWLTV.com) -- LSU Health hospitals are resuming outpatient and other services in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.  LSU Health’s statewide network of hospitals remained open during the storm and stand ready to treat emergencies as the clean up begins.

 
Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center – Independence – Outpatient Clinics, Chemotherapy Infusions, and Elective Surgeries are cancelled until Tuesday, September 4, 2012.  Lallie Kemp will remain on Operating Room diversion until further notice due to a power failure. 
 
Lallie Kemp has called in extra staff in preparation for an influx of patients due to potential flooding of the Tangipahoa River.
 
LSU Bogalusa Medical Center – Bogalusa – Effective Friday, August 31, 2012, Bogalusa Medical Center will resume normal operations and open Outpatient Clinic Services and Outpatient Services as per their usual schedules at the following locations:
 
Medicine Clinic, 400 Memphis Street, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Family Medicine Residency Clinic, 420 Ave. F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Main Campus Specialty Clinics, 433 Plaza St., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Outpatient Services, 433 Plaza St. main hospital building, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Outpatient Pharmacy, 400 Memphis, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
All staff are to report to work at their regularly scheduled time and can call their supervisors if they have any questions or can call administration at 985-730-6706.
 
Earl K. Long Medical Center – Baton Rouge – Normal operations will resume beginning tonight, Thursday, August 30, 2012, at 7 pm – including business as usual for outpatients in clinic and perioperative for Friday, August 31.
 
On Friday, August 31, at 7 a.m., Inpatient and Outpatient Operations will resume full schedules, including all elective surgical and endoscopic procedures, and clinic operations.
 
All recovery and regularly scheduled employees are to follow their direct supervisors’ instructions on reporting to work: it is the employee’s responsibility to reach out and confirm this.
 
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center – Houma – All inpatient and outpatient services will be fully operational at 7 a.m., Friday, August 31.
 
University Medical Center – Lafayette – University Medical Center will be opening all hospital and clinic services on Friday, August 31, at their normal times.
 
The Interim LSU Public Hospital – New Orleans – The Interim LSU Public Hospital (ILH) will begin its recovery phase as of 7 a.m., Friday, August 31, 2012.  All recovery staff and employees are to report for work at that time.  Employees who have questions or concerns are urged to contact 1-800-256-2311.
ILH’s Urgent Care Clinic will resume normal operations starting Friday, August 31. Clinic hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  All other hospital clinics will remain closed until Tuesday, September 4, when normal operations will resume. 
ILH’s Outpatient Pharmacy will resume normal operations on Friday, August 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Employees who have questions or concerns should call 1-800-256-2311.
Walter O. Moss Regional Medical Center – Lake Charles – All services are operational.  The storm did not interrupt services.
The Health Care Services Division of LSU Health is one of the largest public healthcare delivery systems in the country.  It has over 33,000 inpatient admissions, 172,000 inpatient days, 583,000 outpatient clinic visits, 1,118,000 outpatient encounters, and 269,000 emergency department encounters.  Each year more than 1,200 residents and fellows from the LSU and Tulane Schools of Medicine and Ochsner Health System and 2,900 nursing and allied health students from many colleges and universities are trained in LSU HCSD facilities.

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