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  • Mid City leaders: clinics won't replace ER Play Video

    February 10, 2015 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday on the steps of the Capitol, community leaders say they'll speak out against the planned closure of Baton Rouge General's Mid City emergency room. In less than two months, the ER will shut down and leave local health care in the hands of outpatient clinics. ... more »
  • Mayor puts blame on governor for ER's closure

    February 4, 2015 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mayor put some of the blame on Governor Bobby Jindal for the closure of the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City . The hospital announced this week, it was losing too much money and would close the ER in two months. It was... more »
  • BR General CEO talks about ER closure Play Video

    February 4, 2015 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As the CEO for the Baton Rouge General prepares his staff for the impending closure of the hospital's emergency room, he's answering some questions about how the hospital got into the situation. Last year the state stepped in with millions of dollars to cover a gap created... more »
  • Paramedics expect longer transport times with ER closure Play Video

    February 3, 2015 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Paramedics said longer transport times are likely in the wake of the decision by Baton Rouge General to close its Mid City emergency room . The hospital said Tuesday, a growing number of uninsured patients seeking treatment from the ER was bleeding the hospital dry. The... 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 »
  • OLOL unveils new emergency room expansion Play Video

    December 9, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hospital leaders at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center unveiled a new children's emergency room and expansion of its adult emergency department Tuesday. The expansion increases the number of beds from 14 to 20 on the children's side, and 45 to 59 on the adult... 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 »
  • Man drives to ER, dies of stab wound

    April 27, 2010 2:22 PM

    A 19-year-old man was able to drive to a hospital emergency room after being stabbed in the chest, that's according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Michael Hebert told doctors he had been stabbed in the chest, but died shortly after. Authorities still do not have any suspects... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Sept. 21

    September 21, 2009 5:43 PM

    Flu shots for kids, emergency room visits, how aspirin can help fight colon cancer, and the spread of lung cancer are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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