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  • New Valve Repair Surgery First Performed at Baton Rouge General

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Patients with a common heart valve problem have a new option in Baton Rouge. The first transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) with MitraClip therapy was performed at Baton Rouge General on Thursday, June 25 by BRG cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. V. Antoine Keller, and Dr. Pete Fail and Dr. Darrell Solet, interventional cardiologists with Cardiovascular Institute of the South. ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Offering Guidance to Local Churches During COVID-19

    BATON ROUGE, La. – With more churches opening their doors, it can be hard to navigate the proper precautions to take surrounding COVID-19. Baton Rouge General (BRG) is offering a Q&A session with a BRG Infectious Disease Specialist on Wednesday, July 1, as a virtual resource for pastors and church leaders. The session will help answer questions and advise on best practices for safer ...
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  • BRG Receives Top Marks for Patient Experience

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General received the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, placing it in the top fifteen percent of hospitals across the country for patient experience. Evaluated for outstanding performance in delivering a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay, 434 hospitals across the nation earned the award. “We are passionate ...
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  • Baton Rouge General to Re-Open Emergency Room at Mid City

    Thirty-three bed ER to provide care for all types of emergency patients BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that it will re-open its Mid City Emergency Room June 15, providing another option for emergency care in the Mid City area. While BRG’s contract with GOHSEP opened up many of the hospital’s acute care units as part of the state’s surge plan, ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

    Like the rest of the country, Baton Rouge General is heartbroken by the division and injustice that continues across the country. Our community’s unified response to COVID-19 has highlighted how much good can occur when we all come together with compassion and care. However, the tragic death of George Floyd reminds us that despite our progress, we have a long way to go to achieve the ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Expands Family Medicine Services with New Zachary Clinic

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) is expanding its family medicine services with the addition of a new clinic in Zachary’s popular Americana development, led by Dr. Vicki Munson-Whetstone, a board-certified family medicine physician. “Zachary is my hometown, and it’s good to be here in a new, state-of-the-art space,” said Dr. Munson-Whetstone. “I look ...
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  • Baton Rouge General to Allow Limited Visitation

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Starting today, Baton Rouge General will allow one visitor per patient with specific guidelines to ensure the continued safety of patients, staff and visitors. When admitted to the hospital, each patient will provide the name of one essential visitor who will be allowed to visit from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. General Guidelines Visitors must be over the age of 18 Visitors ...
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  • Stay Safe While Staying Put This Memorial Day Weekend

    With anticipated influx of at-home barbecues and outdoor activities, BRG’s Regional Burn Center Shares Tips BATON ROUGE, La. --- For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not issue its Memorial Day travel forecast, which estimates the number of people traveling over the holiday weekend. With more people staying close to home amid COVID-19 concerns, the influx of at-home barbecues, crawfish ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Tests Show 4.5% Positive for COVID Antibodies

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General (BRG) has performed more than 1,500 antibody tests over the past 4 weeks and, as of today, 4.5% of those tests came back positive. A positive test indicates that a person was likely infected with COVID-19 and that their body has produced antibodies, specific proteins which are made in response to infections. The results also showed: While African Americans ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Loosening Visitation Policy for Surgery Patients

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Starting today, Baton Rouge General is loosening its visitation policy for surgery patients. Like all area hospitals, BRG has had a no-visitor policy in place since the end of March, but now all patients undergoing surgery can have one visitor with them for a portion of their stay. “Taking care of our patients without the support of loved ones is not how we were ...
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