We’re excited to announce that the Baton Rouge General Mid City Emergency
Room will re-open on June 15, providing another option for emergency care
in the Mid City area. Beginning 7 AM Monday, Baton Rouge residents will
be able to visit Mid City for any type of health emergency.
Over the past few months, COVID-19 has changed how we live our everyday
lives and how we at BRG care for our patients. From working with GOHSEP
to open acute units at our surge facility, to providing antibody testing,
to creating safe pathways for non-COVID care, we have been on the frontlines
caring for our patients. However, COVID-19 isn’t the only health
issue affecting Baton Rouge.
Edgardo Tenreiro, BRG’s President and CEO, announced today in a press
conference that “While the last few months have been challenging
for everyone, they have brought us an opportunity to help our community
heal and recover. We will continue to offer acute care and keep the ER
open as long as we have the support of the State.”
We plan to re-open our 23,000-square-foot, 33-bed emergency room that will
be able to assess and triage all types of emergencies, from chest pain
and broken bones to abdominal pain and urinary tract infections.
Over the past five years, the Mid City hospital has transformed into a
hub for post-acute services, employing more than 900 people working in
cancer care, rehabilitation, behavioral health, outpatient surgery, family
medicine and more. “We worked hard to keep healthcare services in
Mid City, exploring many different partnerships, tenants and models of
care,” said Tenreiro. “But emergency care is part of our mission
and is a service we are happy to be able to offer again.”
Please visit the
Mid City ER page to learn more and read our FAQs. We’re excited to bring this service
back to the Mid City community and as always, look forward to providing
you with quality care.