Baton Rouge – River Parish Hospital is currently not open, but will attempt to re-open within the next 48 hours.

All hospital department managers are required to report to work by 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

All staff physicians are asked to call 985-652-7000 as soon as possible.

For more health and safety information for cleanup after Hurricane Katrina,contact the Emergency Operations Center at 225-763-5754 or  visit