Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital is closed for surgery; Staff redeploy to support ramp-up

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LAFAYETTE, Louisiana – At a press briefing on Thursday, August 5, 2021, Warner Thomas, President and CEO of Ochsner Health, announced the closure of Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital (Ochsner LG Ortho).

The hospital is closed for surgery as they redeploy staff to the main campus to support the increase. Ochsner LG Ortho Emergency Room WILL REMAIN OPEN.

Latest COVID-19 figures from Ochsner Health

We now have 890 hospitalized COVID-19 hospital patients in our system.
On July 28, we had 514. That’s a 73% increase in just over a week.
Of our COVID-19 hospitalizations today, about 90% are unvaccinated.
This week, we administered 20,868 COVID-19 tests and 19.75% were positive (4,122).

Pediatric Numbers (System)

The positivity rates for pediatric patients (ages 0-19) tested for COVID are 24.5% this week.
Ochsner cares for 7 pediatric COVID patients in our hospitals.
The average age of our admitted pediatric patients is 5.7 years.

Vaccine updates

Ochsner has administered more than 491,022 doses of the vaccine and is counting.
We expect we will exceed 500,000 doses this week.
More than 1,200 Ochsner employees have received a vaccine in the past week and we continue to see more vaccinated every day.
62% of Ochsner employees are fully immunized.
67% of Ochsner employees have initiated their vaccine series.
To find a vaccination point near you, visit www.Ochsner.org/vaccine.


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