Lake Charles hospital staff stays behind to care for 19 NICU babies during Hurricane Laura

Posted at 1:44 PM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 14:44:57-04

LAKE CHARLES, LA — They say "not all heroes wear capes" and a group of hospital workers in Louisiana is proving that.

A team of 20 Lake Charles hospital workers stayed behind to keep 19 NICU babies safe while Hurricane Laura raged around them.

Despite hurricane conditions, nurses and other staff at a Lake Charles, Louisiana hospital kept their most critical baby patients safe and sound.

Some of the 19 NICU babies were on respirators and ventilators, and others had been born extremely premature.

Many of the infants had been at the town's smaller women's hospital.

They had to be transported through rough conditions to the larger facility where they rode out the storm.

The babies have since been transferred to other hospitals across the state because the hospital was still without water as of Thursday night.