• More Federal Medical Help Headed to Baton Rouge General

    August 6, 2020

    BATON ROUGE, La. – An 11-person tactical critical care team has joined the 33 public health officers already at Baton Rouge General’s Mid City campus to further assist with influx of COVID patients in the area. The team deployed from the National Disaster Medicine System (NDMS) and includes physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and patient care assistants. “Our staff is our ...

  • Baton Rouge General Scales Back Visitor Policy

    July 24, 2020

    BATON ROUGE, La. – As COVID cases in our area continue to increase, Baton Rouge General is further restricting visitation throughout their hospitals and clinics. Beginning Saturday, July 25 at 6:00 a.m., non-COVID patients in hospitals and clinics will be allowed one visitor or guest. Visitors are still not allowed in COVID units, in emergency rooms or in the skilled nursing unit at the Mid ...

  • ‘Camp Catahoula in Quarantine’: Summer Camp for Pediatric Burn Survivors Goes Virtual

    July 17, 2020

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Camp Catahoula, Baton Rouge General’s week-long away camp for pediatric burn survivors, has been reimagined this year because of COVID-19, with BRG staff thinking outside the box to bring the summertime experience to the campers starting July 18. This year’s “Camp Catahoula in Quarantine” is presented by Shell and will be mostly virtual with everything ...

  • New Valve Repair Surgery First Performed at Baton Rouge General

    June 29, 2020

    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. ...

  • Baton Rouge General Offering Guidance to Local Churches During COVID-19

    June 24, 2020

    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 ...

  • BRG Receives Top Marks for Patient Experience

    June 16, 2020

    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 ...

  • Baton Rouge General to Re-Open Emergency Room at Mid City

    June 11, 2020

    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, ...

  • Baton Rouge General Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

    June 3, 2020

    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 ...

  • Baton Rouge General Expands Family Medicine Services with New Zachary Clinic

    June 2, 2020

    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 ...

  • Baton Rouge General to Allow Limited Visitation

    June 1, 2020

    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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