Emergency Preparedness

West Jefferson Medical Center has plans in place to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. When a tropical storm or hurricane threatens New Orleans, West Jefferson will activate its emergency plan to provide patients and their family members, staff, and physicians with up-to-date information regarding our preparations, announcements about closing and reopening the facilities and other relevant instructions.

WJMC's hurricane plan is designed to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. In preparing our plan we have worked closely with state and local governments, the Louisiana Hospital Association, our medical staff and employees.

Please continue to check www.wjmc.org for important information and updates.

Severe Weather Alert – Hurricane Zeta Update Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 9:00 am

We are carefully monitoring Hurricane Zeta and are preparing for impacts from rain and wind, which are expected to begin late afternoon Wednesday. At this time, our hospital will continue to operate as normal with the following updates below:

Physician Clinics Building
The physician clinics building has resumed with normal operations on Friday, October 30.

Outpatient Clinics
All our primary care clinics have power and are now open, with the exception of our Oakwood clinic. Our staff is actively reaching out to those patients directly to relocate them to our other clinic locations for their scheduled appointments. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we navigate this temporary setback.

Fitness Centers
The Marrero fitness center location will be open from 5am to 7pm on Friday, October 30. Due to power outages, the Terrytown location will remained closed until further notice.

Patient Visitation
Patient visitation hours are 8am to 8pm.

Drive-Thru Flu Shots
Our community drive-thru flu shot events will be rescheduled at a later date.

Hospital and Medical Staff
Please be sure to check the WJMC intranet for updates.

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