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  • Baton Rouge General Expands Family Medicine Services with New O’Neal Lane Clinic

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) is expanding its family medicine services with the addition of a new clinic, Baton Rouge General Physicians – O’Neal Lane, led by Dr. Stephen McCulloh. Dr. McCulloh will offer telehealth visits, which have helped reduce the number of people coming into clinic waiting rooms and potentially spreading the novel coronavirus. “The ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Foundation Establishes COVID-19 Operations Fund

    BATON ROUGE, La. – The Baton Rouge General Foundation has established a COVID-19 Operations Fund in response to questions on how to best support the front line. The fund will go toward the most immediate need as determined by hospital leaders who are on the ground every day. “Right now, the hospital and our team’s needs are ever-changing and will continue to evolve,” said ...
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  • BRG Mid City Hospital Prepares for COVID Surge

    Around the state, Gov. Edwards is working to increase hospital surge capacity as we fight COVID-19. At Baton Rouge General, we have spent the last several weeks mobilizing every resource we have to prepare. We have thousands of team members working every day to care for patients. However, our Mid City hospital has units that are not being used to their full capacity. This weekend, we finalized an ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Moves to No Visitor Policy

    BATON ROUGE, La. – In a continued effort to keep patients, staff and visitors safe, and to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, Baton Rouge General has initiated a no visitor policy beginning today at noon. Although no visitors are allowed to visit hospital patients at BRG, exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. The exceptions include births and end-of-life care, among ...
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  • Drive-Through Testing Center for COVID-19 Opens at Baton Rouge General Mid City

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness announced the opening of a drive- through Community Testing Center for COVID-19 at Baton Rouge General’s Mid City campus. The testing site will be staffed by clinicians from local healthcare providers: Baton Rouge General, Our Lady of the Lake, Ochsner-Baton Rouge, Woman’s Hospital, ...
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  • Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    Renovations coming, clinical trials keep Burn Center on cutting edge of burn care BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center, the first and only verified burn center in the region, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Each year, it treats more than 4,000 patients from all over the state. This year marks big changes for BRG’s Regional Burn Center: a renovation ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Offers Free Vascular Screening at Mid City Campus

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) and Vascular Specialty Center (VSC) are hosting a free vascular screening on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4-6 p.m. at BRG’s Mid City campus. The screening event, which includes a vascular ultrasound, is designed to identify signs, symptoms and risk factors of peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD can develop when arteries become clogged with ...
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  • Matthew Bumgardner, MD, Joins Baton Rouge General Physicians at Nicholson Gateway Express Care Location

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Matthew Bumgardner, MD, has recently joined Baton Rouge General Physicians as a family and sports medicine physician. Dr. Bumgardner earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and completed his residency training at Baton Rouge General’s Family Medicine Program, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Bumgardner then ...
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  • Baton Rouge General, Baton Rouge Clinic Join Mayo Clinic Care Network

    Baton Rouge General, The Baton Rouge Clinic begin collaboration with Mayo’s nationwide network BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General (BRG) and The Baton Rouge Clinic (the Clinic) are the newest members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of independent health systems selected to work with Mayo Clinic to offer world-class care to patients and communities around the country. BRG and the ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Foundation Completes $10 Million RISE Campaign

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, the Baton Rouge General Foundation announced that it has completed its RISE campaign, raising $10 million for the hospital and its patients. The public campaign launched last May. “We are very proud that not only did we meet this goal, we exceeded it,” said Erik Showalter, president of the Baton Rouge General Foundation. “Support from the RISE ...
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