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  • Baton Rouge General announces CEO transition

    August 2, 2016 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge General/General Health System announced that president and CEO, Mark Slyter, is leaving the organization and transitioning to another leader. Slyter has been serving as president and CEO for the past three years. "The Board of Trustees appreciates Mark's contributions over the past... more »
  • BRPD: Man waited hours to bring daughter shot in the face to hospital

    June 10, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a man Thursday after they say he waited two hours to bring his three-year-old daughter to the hospital after she was accidentally shot in the face. Baton Rouge Police arrested 25-year-old Hollis Clark on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,... more »
  • A year after Mid City ER closure, it's taking EMS longer to get patients to emergency care Play Video

    March 30, 2016 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday marks one year since the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City closed its doors for the final time . Since then, it's taken EMS an average of 90 seconds longer to get patients to an emergency room. Some say they know firsthand that 90... more »
  • BR General to 'reinvent' Mid-City hospital Play Video

    November 11, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Board members for Baton Rouge General's hospitals revealed plans Wednesday to change their Mid-City campus into a specialty center and further develop empty land around their Bluebonnet Campus. The plans call for BRG Mid-City to focus on caring for the elderly, those with behavioral issues or... more »
  • Burn unit move from Mid City to Bluebonnet approved by state Play Video

    October 27, 2015 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials with the Baton Rouge General Medical Center filed paperwork with the state to move their high-profile burn unit from its Mid City campus on Florida Boulevard to the Bluebonnet Boulevard location. This comes after BRG closed its Mid City emergency room less than a year... more »
  • BRG cutting 50 to 60 jobs after ER closure earlier this year

    September 10, 2015 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge General announced it was eliminating 50 to 60 positions in the wake of the closure of the ER at the Mid City location earlier this year. The positions are in administrative support and are not necessarily "bedside" - ones that come into contact with... more »
  • Fire department quickly extinguishes fire at hospital

    July 4, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A propane-induced fire caused a small scare above the ICU at Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet Saturday morning. Firefighters said the blaze was quickly extinguished, within six minutes of their arrival. The St George Fire Department said the fire started when a propane bottle being used... more »
  • Half year's resolutions Play Video

    June 16, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This year is already halfway over, and some people have started slacking on their new year's resolutions. Terri Johnson and Jheri Corb from Baton Rouge General stopped by 2une In this morning to talk to News 2's John Pastorek about sticking with healthy habits for the whole year.... more »
  • Baton Rouge General stroke seminar Play Video

    May 13, 2015 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. This morning Sadye Batts from Baton Rouge General stopped by 2une In to tell us more about an upcoming stroke seminar at the hospital's Bluebonnet campus. The seminar will teach people how to recognize the signs... more »
  • People still going to closed ER weeks later Play Video

    May 12, 2015 7:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Six weeks after the closure of the Baton Rouge General-Mid City emergency room, medical responders are still doing their rounds picking up patients and bringing them to one less emergency room in the capital city. However, those responders are going more concerned about about how many... more »
  • BR General burn unit caring for plant workers

    April 3, 2015 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators with Baton Rouge General's burn unit said two workers are in fair condition after they were burned in a plant fire at a Geismar chemical facility last night. Hospital spokesperson Nicole Kleinpeter said the burned workers were first taken to an emergency room near the... more »
  • OLOL picking up slack as BR General ER closes Play Video

    March 31, 2015 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid-City closed its doors this morning. In anticipation of this event, Baton Rouge General and other area hospitals have been working to ensure patients continue to receive the same level of care. BRG has added services to their Bluebonnet emergency... more »
  • Baton Rouge General ER closing Play Video

    March 31, 2015 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid-City closed its doors this morning. In anticipation of this event, Baton Rouge General has added services to their Bluebonnet emergency room and hospital. Since it was announced that the hospital would be closing, Baton Rouge General reported seeing a... more »
  • With ER closing soon, urgent care facilities expand hours Play Video

    March 23, 2015 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge General Emergency Room is closing it's doors next week. In an effort to treat as many patients as possible, urgent care facilities have officially started taking on extra hours and services . Starting Monday, the urgent care center on North Foster Drive will... more »
  • ER closure the talk of the town Thursday in Baton Rouge

    March 19, 2015 5:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The talk of the town today is the health care of people in Mid City. There are two events to discuss the closure of the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City. The group Together BR is holding a press conference Thursday to ask Our... more »
  • Together Baton Rouge joins ER closure fight Play Video

    March 10, 2015 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another group in Baton Rouge spoke out Tuesday against the scheduled closure of the Baton Rouge General emergency room. It's expected to shut down by the end of March since it's losing millions of dollars each year. The group "Together Baton Rouge" held a luncheon with... more »
  • Outraged leaders point finger at Jindal for ER closure Play Video

    February 11, 2015 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Political and community leaders blame the Jindal administration for creating the issues which forced Baton Rouge General to close their Mid-City emergency room. The group said the area served by the hospital would be a "Jindal Death Zone" if the ER stays closed. "It's going... more »
  • Political, health and community leaders to discuss BR's emergency room situation Play Video

    February 11, 2015 8:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Inner-city health care is the topic of discussion on the steps of the Capitol this morning. Political and community meetings are meeting to discuss options after the announcement that Baton Rouge General's Mid-City Emergency Room is closing. The group and hospital officials agree that too... more »
  • Go Red for Women's heart health this month Play Video

    February 5, 2015 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Even though this is purple and gold, blue and gold, and green and gold country, it's time to drag the red out of the back of your closet. Friday is "Go Red for Women" Day. "Every minute in this country, a woman dies of heart-related disease,"... more »
  • BRG Mid-City Emergency Room closing within two months

    February 3, 2015 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency care is on life support as a hospital plans to cut off their primary service. Baton Rouge General Mid-City will be shuttering the doors of its emergency room within the next 60 days, according to a press release. It's the second go around for... more »
  • BRG offering free vascular screenings Play Video

    January 21, 2015 8:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A simple check-up at your doctor's office can go a long way to preventing serious issues like heart attack and stroke. That's why Baton Rouge General is offering free vascular screenings to help catch warning signs before it's too late. "Heart disease is the #1 killer... more »
  • Baton Rouge General Physicians hold open house today Play Video

    November 6, 2014 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge General Physicians are giving you a change to kickstart a healthier lifestyle for free. Dr. Tarisha Mixon stopped by 2une In Thursday to tell you how. Today from Noon - 2:00 p.m. at Baton Rouge General Mid-City. You'll get a tour of the facility,... more »
  • Democrats blame Jindal for ER near-closure Play Video

    September 2, 2014 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democrats blasted Governor Jindal over his healthcare policies as the threat to close the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City renewed calls for the governor to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Ethel Wicker is grateful for Baton Rouge General having a working emergency room. She... more »
  • Keys to a healthy school year Play Video

    August 21, 2014 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids across the area have hit the ground running during the first few weeks of school. There are some things you can do to make sure they sustain that success and their health until the final day of school in May. Some key factors to pay... more »
  • Block out skin cancer with a free screening from Baton Rouge General Play Video

    July 22, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, but you can block it out by getting a free screening tomorrow from Baton Rouge General Medical Center. The best ways to detect possible areas with skin cancer are to do self-exams. It's recommended... more »
  • City claims man has no right to file lawsuit Play Video

    July 7, 2014 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish leaders claim a former state representative does not have the right to sue over a move related to the St. George incorporation because he is not affected by the annexation of the Mall of Louisiana and Baton Rouge General. Monday, the government of East Baton... more »
  • Beat the heat: Avoiding the dangers of summer Play Video

    July 2, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Between fireworks and grilling, summer can be a dangerous time of year. Dr. Tracee Short with the Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center stopped by 2une In Wednesday with some tips to avoid injury. Check out the video for more information. more »
  • Stroking for Stroke today Play Video

    May 20, 2014 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Heart Association is celebrating Stroke Month with Stroking for Stroke. Roxanne Bingham with Baton Rouge General Medical Hospital visited 2une In Tuesday to talk about stroke and the event. Stroke is the #4 killer in Louisiana and can lead to long-term disability. Just in... more »
  • Annexation will stop St. George effort, may close firehouse Play Video

    May 5, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If the annexation of the Mall of Louisiana into the city limits of Baton Rouge becomes a reality, the St. George incorporation effort would come to a screeching halt since the legal boundaries that are currently on their petition would change. It could also force the closure... more »
  • St. George: Annexation would "invalidate" petition

    May 5, 2014 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mall of Louisiana and Baton Rouge General Medical Center submitted requests recently to be annexed into the city limits of Baton Rouge, according to city officials. An official with the East Baton Rouge Metro Council said Mayor Kip Holden's office submitted a letter Friday which... more »
  • Burn survivor: Scars are signs of survival Play Video

    November 6, 2013 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dancing With The Stars winner and army veteran J.R. Martinez visited fellow burn survivors at Baton Rouge General Wednesday. "It makes me happy, to know that you can have an impact on someone who has just gotten into the tunnel and sees no light at the... more »
  • Baton Rouge General awarded nationally

    October 27, 2013 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge General was recognized nationally for their treatment efforts of heart failure and stroke. This award was given as five-stars from the Healthgrades Rating Service. This website helps customers to choose the best hospital in their area for them. Healthgrades has 225 million visitors that... more »
  • Nutritionist offers lunchbox-packing tips Play Video

    August 20, 2013 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nutritionist Terri Johnson from Baton Rouge General joined Brittany Weiss on News 2 at 4 today to discuss how parents can plan and pack an easy, healthy, and tasty lunchbox for their kids. Johnson said parents often pack things that are too heavy in grains and... more »
  • BRG provides update on explosion patients

    June 14, 2013 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Medical personnel at Baton Rouge General - Mid City said in a press conference Friday that they have seen a total of 19 patients since yesterday's deadly plant explosion in Geismar. Chief medical officer Dr. Flip Roberts said that four of the patients are being treated... more »
  • LSU Music students help BR General patients heal through music Play Video

    March 8, 2013 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Students with LSU's College of Music & Dramatic Arts and Music therapist Mary Malloy say sharing their music gift is a unique medicine. "We visited one little boy who was down. When we handed him a drum, his attitude changed almost immediately. He was smiling and he... more »
  • Woman gets leg-saving surgery after seeing story Play Video

    February 28, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hilda Broussard was all smiles during her doctor's visit this morning, but only a month ago she was dealing with some devastating news. She learned the blood flow to her leg was so bad it would have to be cut off. "Without a leg you can't... more »
  • Holman retires as BR General president, CEO

    February 26, 2013 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of Baton Rouge General's hospital system, Bill Holman, announced today he's retiring from the network. Holman, 66, spent 48 years in the health care industry, including more than 12 with General Health System. During that time the system received numerous awards and recognitions, and... more »
  • Baton Rouge General Mid City adds ER beds

    February 7, 2013 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge General Medical Center Mid City is in the process of expanding its emergency room as LSU winds down operations at Earl K. Long Medical Center in north Baton Rouge. Maryann Rowland, a hospital spokeswoman, says the expansion comes as the Mid City hospital has been... more »
  • Doctors in BR gain cutting-edge surgical tool

    January 18, 2013 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Doctors at Baton Rouge General are some of a select few trained in a new procedure to unblock arteries in the leg. They are using the Ocelot Catheter, a device approved by the FDA just six weeks ago. It has a camera built into the catheter which... more »

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