Baton Rouge General Gulf Explosion Patients' Conditions Remain Unchanged


Baton Rouge, La. - Baton Rouge General and its Regional Burn Center continue to care for four patients injured in the Gulf explosion that occurred last Friday.

Three patients' conditions continue to remain unchanged, which is not unexpected for this stage of recovery from a major burn injury. Two patients remain in critical condition and one patient remains in serious condition. The fourth patient, Wilberto Illagan, 50, has demonstrated improvement and is in good condition.

The clinical focus continues to surround maintaining the airways, IV fluid hydration, nutritional support, and local wound care.

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About Baton Rouge General Medical Center Burn Center
Baton Rouge General's Regional Burn Center opened in July of 1970, providing a unique service dedicated to care and treatment of burn victims in the Gulf Coast region. It was the first designated burn facility in Louisiana, 14th in the nation, and is one of only 125 specialized burn centers in the U.S. The Burn Center provides more than 3,000 treatments for adults and children each year suffering from flame, scald, electrical, chemical and other burn-related injuries and continues to achieve the highest standards for providing exceptional inpatient and outpatient care, rehabilitation and support services.

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.