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Memorial Prepared for Hurricane Season

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Memorial Prepared for Hurricane Season

Lake Charles Memorial Health System continues to prepare for the 2023 hurricane season, strengthening resources, food, and supplies in the event of a hurricane making landfall in southwest Louisiana. As the community's health system, the privilege of providing quality care, even in the worst circumstances, remains a priority.

When a hurricane forms or enters the Gulf of Mexico and is perceived as a threat to southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles Memorial Health System will activate the official Hurricane Preparedness Plan to ensure smooth operations and allow the continuum of care to be as uninterrupted as possible in the event of a storm.

In the case of an impending hurricane, the supply of post-landfall food and supplies for patients and employees are procured and readily available. Hospital personnel will alert the public as to any closures and/ or re-openings of facilities and hospitals.

"We learned a lot in the past few years, and are even more prepared to care for those who need us, before, during, and after a storm." says Scott Kyle, Director of Emergency Preparedness. "We stay in close contact with the National Weather Service and our vendors to ensure we have adequate emergency supplies if needed."

Providing quality care for for all people in SWLA remains paramount, especially during the hurricane season.

Should an evacuation take place, citizens should:

• Bring all medications in their original bottles

• Bring copies of medical information

• Take note of important phone numbers

• Write down doctor & clinic name & contact information

• Bring insurance cards for entire family

• Bring medical equipment and devices (such as dentures, crutches, prostheses, etc.)

• Note: Do not stop other medications that you may be currently taking. If you are running out of these medications take your medicine bottles and/or medication list to a provider or pharmacy to get refills in the place of evacuation.