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Baton Rouge General Named ‘Birth Ready’ Hospital

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) has been named a “Birth Ready” hospital by the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC). The designation recognizes facilities for their improved perinatal health outcomes, the result of implementing clinical practices that promote safe, equitable and dignified birth for all birthing persons.

BRG works with LaPQC to help address common causes of maternal mortality and morbidity related to hemorrhage and hypertension, as well as practices that promote vaginal birth. “Birth Ready” hospitals also address health disparities and the importance of patient partnership. Hospitals receiving Birth Ready Designation went through a rigorous application and review process.

LaPQC is an initiative of the Bureau of Family Health and an authorized agent of the Louisiana Commission on Perinatal Care and Prevention of Infant Mortality. It is a network of perinatal care providers, public health professionals and advocates who work to improve outcomes for birthing persons, families and newborns in Louisiana.

For more information about BRG’s Birth Center, click here. For more information on LaQPC, click here.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General is affiliated with several medical school programs, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.