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LCMC Health supports Greater New Orleans Area with Mardi Gras First Aid Stations

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LCMC Health supports Greater New Orleans Area with Mardi Gras First Aid Stations

Support will be available on parade routes in Kenner, Metairie, and New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - LCMC Health is providing EMS coverage for Kenner and Metairie parades and partnering with the City of New Orleans Health Department to provide first aid stations along parade routes. Beginning Friday, February 10, first aid stations will offer revelers safety supplies and parade route supplies including hand sanitizer, bandage dispensers, collapsible bags, and other handy items.

Volunteers from the East Jefferson General Hospital, West Jefferson Medical Center, New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps, the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services, the NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps, and the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross will be staffing the first aid stations.

“At LCMC Health we pride ourselves on providing extraordinary care even along the parade route,” said Dr. John Heaton, President and Chief Medical Officer, LCMC Health. “We’re a local healthcare system and nothing says local like Mardi Gras. LCMC Health is honored to provide coverage to the Greater New Orleans area and partner with the New Orleans Health Department once again to ensure that our communities can safely partake in festivities.”

LCMC Health is committed to caring for the community. Our trusted hospitals are located throughout the city, including four on parade routes, Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Touro and Tulane Medical Center are near the Uptown parade route, and University Medical Center New Orleans is located on the Mid City route. Lakeview Hospital will also be providing emergency services for Northshore parade-goers.

"We are proud to once again partner with LCMC for the Mardi Gras first aid stations to meet the first aid needs of our visitors and residents during the Uptown parades," said Dr. Jennifer Avegno, Director of the New Orleans Health Department. "By strategically placing these first aid stations along the parade route, our trained volunteers can attend to minor injuries quicker and ease the burden on emergency departments and our EMS system."

The volunteers working the first aid stations are CPR and first aid-certified and prepared to provide treatment for basic injuries. If the situation warrants, the trained professionals will assist in transporting parade-goers to a nearby emergency care location.

First aid stations along the Uptown and Endymion routes are as follows:

  • Louisiana Ave. and St. Charles Ave.
  • Jackson Ave. and St. Charles Ave.
  • The Circles at Howard Avenue
  • Canal St. and St. Charles Ave.

First aid stations along the Mid-City route are as follows:

  • N. Hennessey St. and Orleans (Endymion only)
  • N. Broad and Canal Street (Endymion only)
  • Canal St. and St. Charles Ave.

First aid stations along the Metairie route are as follows:

  • Bonnabel Blvd. and Veterans Memorial Blvd.
  • Melody Dr. and Veterans Memorial Blvd.
  • Severn Ave. and Veterans Memorial Blvd.
  • Viewing stands at Veterans Memorial Blvd. and North Causeway Blvd.
  • Cleary Ave and Veterans Memorial Blvd.
  • Houma Blvd and Veterans Memorial Blvd.
  • Martin Behrman and Veterans Memorial Blvd.

First aid stations along the Kenner route are as follows:

  • Chateau Dr. and West Esplanade Ave.
  • Loyola Dr. and West Esplanade Ave.
  • Loyola Dr. and Vintage Dr.
  • Vintage Dr. and Chateau Dr.

West Jefferson Medical Center EMS will provide coverage on February 14 at the Culinary Queens of New Orleans Parade.

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