Baton Rouge General Caring for Four Patients of Gulf Explosion Incident


Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center, and the entire hospital team, would like to express heartfelt concerns to the victims, their families and friends associated with this morning’s tragic incident in the Gulf.

Dr. Flip Roberts, Baton Rouge General’s Chief Medical Officer provided a brief press conference on behalf of Dr. Jeffrey Littleton, Burn Surgeon and Chair of the Department of Surgery and intensivists Drs. John Godke and Stephen Brierre.

The General’s Burn Center is caring for four patients.

Anyone attempting to locate a loved one who may have been a victim of this morning’s incident can contact Black Elk Energy’s hotline at (281) 779-8459.

Dr. Littleton will conduct another press conference tomorrow at 12:00 pm with further updates. The conference will be held on the Mid City campus at the corner of North Boulevard and South Acadian.

Baton Rouge General will continue to provide updates online at and at facebook/batonrougegeneral.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 544 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visit