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  • 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 »
  • Doctors: workers burned in platform explosion are from Philippines Play Video

    November 17, 2012 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Doctors at Baton Rouge General say the four workers badly burned after an explosion on an oil platform Friday are from the Philippines. The Coast Guard is still searching for two people missing from the blast that happened about 25 miles from Grand Isle. In a... more »
  • La. National Guard promotes woman to general

    July 27, 2012 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana National Guard has its first female general. The Times-Picayune reports that Col. Joanne Sheridan is being promoted to brigadier general Friday, in a ceremony at Jackson Barracks. Sheridan, an assistant adjutant general for the Army, will have the star attached to her uniform during a... more »
  • BR General offering free skin cancer screenings Play Video

    June 6, 2012 9:37 AM

    Baton Rouge General's Pennington Cancer Center is sponsoring a free skin cancer screening tomorrow at the Bluebonnet campus. Doctors will be conducting skin screenings and information on sun safety will also be provided. Registration is required. Call 763-4281 to make an appointment or visit for more... more »
  • Man indicted in Baton Rouge hospital shooting

    October 15, 2010 11:35 AM

    A 36-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding his estranged wife and her boyfriend at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City last month was indicted Thursday on attempted murder charges. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Darrell F. Garner with two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the... more »
  • UPDATE: Injuries reported at BRG Mid-City

    September 3, 2010 2:37 AM

    Update: Police have confirmed two people were injured in an overnight shooting at Baton Rouge General Mid-City in Baton Rouge. One victim was shot multiple times and has life threatening injuries. The other victim's injuries are not life threatening. Sources on the scene tell News 2 two people are injured... more »
  • Gunshots reported at BRG Mid-City

    September 3, 2010 1:46 AM

    News 2 is investigating reports of gunfire at Baton Rouge General's Mid-City campus, and police surrounded the hospital on Florida Boulevard. Around 12:30 a.m., police received the report of gunshots. Officers have not found any shooting victims as of this writing. They searched the building and surrounding area for... more »
  • BR General wants vote delay for EKL/OLOL merger

    March 17, 2010 10:15 PM

    There wasn't much optimism at the Baton Rouge General's town hall meeting on Wednesday concerning the Earl K. Long and Our Lady of the Lake merger. Concerns ranged from the distance trauma patients must travel to whether BR General can handle extra patients. BR General CEO Bill Holman, and most... more »
  • Tulane, BR General reach agreement for satellite campus

    March 3, 2010 11:30 AM

    Baton Rouge General has reached an agreement with the Tulane University School of Medicine to create a satellite training campus in Baton Rouge. Beginning in May, a select group of 10 Tulane medical students will spend their third and fourth year clinical rotations in Baton Rouge General's Mid City... more »
  • Flu Shots for Seniors campaign kicks off

    September 26, 2009 7:21 PM

    WBRZ and Baton Rouge General kicked off the Flu Shots for Seniors campaign today. The program is free for seniors age 65 and over with Medicare Part B or Medicare Advantage plans. If you don't have either of those, you could pay a $25 fee. There will be another... more »
  • Free flu shots for seniors at Baton Rouge General

    September 26, 2009 10:34 AM

    WBRZ and the Baton Rouge General will provide "Flu Shots For Seniors" over a two week period. Seniors can get their flu shots at Baton Rouge General Mid City today. It's located at 3600 Florida Boulevard. Flu shots will be available from 7 am until noon. Seniors can also receive... more »
  • Free flu shots for seniors at Baton Rouge General

    September 25, 2009 3:38 PM

    WBRZ and the Baton Rouge General will provide Flu Shots For Seniors at Baton Rouge General Medical Center's two locations over a two-week period. Flu shots will be available from 7 am until noon in Baton Rouge. The Mid City campus, located at 3600 Florida Boulevard, will give shots... more »
  • Baton Rouge General signs letter of intent with Tulane

    September 14, 2009 2:30 PM

    The Baton Rouge General Medical Center and Tulane University have signed a non-binding letter of intent, exploring how the two together would provide greater educational opportunities. Officials say adding classes at Tulane's school of medicine could increase the number of physicians in the state. The discussion is expected... more »
  • Officer Injured

    September 9, 2009 5:46 AM

    Police are at a local hospital after one of their own was taken from the 1000 block of Capital Access Road around 4 a.m. Details are unknown at this time about what happened, but we do have a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest as it... more »

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