When Hurricane Katrina’s high winds and floodwaters knocked out the major hospitals in New Orleans, medical personnel stayed with the hospitalized children and expectant mothers until they could be transported to Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge.
This LPB documentary tells the story of the heroic efforts by Woman’s Hospital personnel to not only get these fragile babies and expectant mothers out of New Orleans but to handle their medical and personal needs at their own facility in Baton Rouge.
Working as a team, the staff at Woman’s found beds, cribs, diapers and formula in addition to providing the medical care that these patients needed and babysitting the families other children.They even found shelters at local churches for these mothers and babies once they were cleared to leave the hospital.
This program was produced by Dorothy Kendrick and underwritten by the Reilly Family Foundation.
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