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Mid City Emergency Room is Set to Re-open!

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.”