Almost exactly five years after acute care units at Baton Rouge General
closed, the ICU at the hospital was bustling in preparation for patients
who were likely to need care once COVID began to surge in Baton Rouge.
Under an agreement with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security,
Baton Rouge General Mid City is operating as the area’s surge hospital,
increasing the capacity of our local healthcare providers so patients
can get the care they need during this crisis. As of April 15, nearly
100 patients are being cared for in the acute care units recently opened
at Mid City. And as the community needs grow, we will continue to open
more units to accommodate patients.
The day after our CEO Edgardo signed the papers, our wonderful EVS employee
Ms. Barbara was in the old Mid City ICU ready to clean.
On March 28, we received a truckload of supplies from the National Guard
to stock the soon-to-open ICU.
IT was on the scene to install new monitors and make sure the ICU was up-to-date
with the latest technology.
Maintenance installed washers and dryers to process cloth gowns, masks,
What do you do when you have a bunch of processes to work through in a
short amount of time? Post it notes.
Our Internal Medicine residents even jumped in to assemble testing kits
for the Mid City lab.
The BRG Foundation delivered pizza to the Mid City staff who were working
long nights to get the hospital ready.
EVS doing a final sweep in preparation of the opening on Friday, April 3.
On Friday morning, some of our staff gathered to bless the ICU.
On Friday, April 3 the Mid City acute care ICU was back up and running.
After a tireless week of hard work, our staff was ready to treat COVID
patients in the community.