(BATON ROUGE, LA) - Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced plans to
open a neighborhood hospital in Prairieville, La. Plans for the 60,000
square foot facility include a 10-bed inpatient hospital, a lab, a 14-bed
emergency room, as well as physician practices and office space.
“Last year, thousands of Ascension residents drove into Baton Rouge
to visit Baton Rouge General,” said BRG President and CEO Edgardo
Tenreiro. “Our new neighborhood hospital will make it more convenient
for Ascension Parish families to get the care they trust closer to home.
The smaller campus will make navigating the hospital faster and easier,
while the BRG name means patients will receive the same safe and high
quality care they receive at our other facilities.”
Neighborhood hospitals are a relatively new concept, designed to be convenient
and easy to access for a local community. However, like larger hospitals,
BRG Ascension will offer care for conditions that range from minor to
life-threatening – including heart attack and stroke.
Once construction is complete, the hospital will provide care 24 hours
a day and will be fully-equipped to offer comprehensive, convenient care
for a variety of conditions, including chest pain and heart attacks, broken
bones, stroke, abdominal pain, burns, seizures, dehydration, allergic
reactions and much more.
Plans for the hospital began last year with the purchase of the land at
Highway 73 and Interstate 10. The project is now in the design phase,
with groundbreaking tentatively expected for early 2018 and opening planned for 2019.
Ascension Parish is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, with
its population increasing by 13 percent since 2010. Census estimates predict
an additional 40 percent growth by 2025. Last year, more than 22,000 patients
from Ascension Parish came to Baton Rouge General for care.
Baton Rouge General’s Bluebonnet campus serves as the critical care
hub for General Health System’s two hospital campuses and 20 clinics.
The Mid City campus has shifted its focus to post-acute care, offering
behavioral health services, skilled nursing and rehab in the heart of
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community
hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General
opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community
with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital
since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane
University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs,
including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family
Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports
Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit
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