Ochsner Announces Weekend Closures Due to Tropical Storm Barry

All Hospitals and Emergency Departments Remain Open

New Orleans, LA (5:00 PM) – Due to the expected impact from Tropical Storm Barry, Ochsner Health System will close outpatient healthcare facilities including Ochsner Health Centers, Ochsner Urgent Care clinics, Ochsner Therapy & Wellness Centers and Vision and Fitness Centers on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in the following parishes and counties: Jefferson, Orleans, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Terrebonne and Hancock County, MS. These facilities plan to resume normal operating hours on Monday, July 15. All Ochsner hospitals and emergency departments will remain open.

Patients with scheduled appointments impacted by these closures are being contacted directly to reschedule, but those with questions are urged to visit www.ochsner.org/weather for more information.

TICKER AND VOICEOVER COPY

ALL OCHSNER HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITALS AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS REMAIN OPEN. OCHSNER HEALTH CENTERS, URGENT CARE CENTERS, THERAPY AND WELLNESS, VISION AND FITNESS CENTERS WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY, JULY 13 IN THE FOLLOWING PARISHES AND COUNTIES: JEFFERSON, ORLEANS, ST. TAMMANY, ST. BERNARD, ST. CHARLES, TERREBONNE AND HANCOCK COUNTY, MS. PLEASE VISIT OCHSNER.ORG/WEATHER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

HEALTHCARE NEEDS DURING TEMPORARY CLOSURES

Patients are encouraged to use Ochsner Anywhere Care, which connects patients to Ochsner physicians via virtual visits. Ochsner Anywhere Care users can instantly connect with providers through a secure, interactive video via their smartphone, tablet or personal computer. It’s an integrated and streamlined experience delivered through a free Ochsner Anywhere Care mobile app on iOS or Android or online through a computer www.ochsner.org/anywherecare.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL NEEDS

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911. All Ochsner hospitals and emergency departments remain open.

Please follow us on social media: Facebook: Ochsner Health System, Twitter: @OchsnerHealth, Newsroom: news.ochsner.org for updates as additional information becomes available.

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Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs nearly 25,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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