59°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Content Tagged As hospital

Tagged News

  • Edwards and 1 LSU hospital manager haven't reached deal

    September 16, 2016 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has reached renegotiated deals with all but one of the operators of the charity hospitals and patient services previously managed by LSU. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said seven of the eight hospital operators had agreed to reworked terms Friday. The Biomedical... more »
  • LSU seeks new hospitals to train doctors in north Louisiana

    September 2, 2016 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is shopping around for new health care deals in north Louisiana. The university system wants to move some of its doctors-in-training to more hospitals in the region because its relationship with the operator of the state-owned hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe continues to deteriorate. University System... more »
  • WATCH: Wounded deputy greeted with hero's welcome home Thursday afternoon Play Video

    July 21, 2016 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Bruce Simmons was released from the hospital Thursday and arrived home to a hero's welcome from neighbors, law enforcement and area firefighters. Simmons survived an ambush on Baton Rouge Police and other sheriff's deputies Sunday. A gunman killed three officers... more »
  • 1 officer released from OLOL; 1 remains in critical condition

    July 18, 2016 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One officer injured in Sunday's shooting on Airline Highway has been released from the hospital. A sheriff's deputy remains in critical condition at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, according to a news release from the hospital. Another deputy is in fair condition... more »
  • More abortion restrictions coming for La. women, doctors

    June 28, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While Louisiana's law requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges may be jeopardized by this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, more limitations on the procedure are planned in the state. Lawmakers enacted new abortion restrictions in the regular legislative session that ended earlier this month. They... more »
  • Jefferson Parish deputy killed identified, suspect in custody

    June 22, 2016 2:25 PM

    HARVEY - Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office confirms an officer shot multiple times Wednesday afternoon in Harvey, La has died. The sheriff's deputy shot to death on a busy suburban New Orleans street has been identified as 51-year-old David F. Michel Jr. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato said... more »
  • Rapper Lil Wayne leaves hospital; he's called 'all good'

    June 15, 2016 12:31 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - A publicist says rapper Lil Wayne has left an Omaha hospital and intends to perform Saturday night as scheduled. The 33-year-old New Orleans native was hospitalized after his private jet was forced by a medical emergency to land Monday at Omaha's Eppley Airfield. He was later described... more »
  • Blogger kicked out of Metro Council during NBR healthcare discussion Play Video

    May 25, 2016 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A popular community blogger was escorted out of the Metro Council meeting Wednesday afternoon during a heated debate over a plan to bring emergency health services back to North Baton Rouge. Watch the exchange between Metro Councilman Chandler Loupe and Gary Chambers here: #WATCH... more »
  • "Medical village" could help North Baton Rouge Play Video

    May 18, 2016 8:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Community activist group Together Baton Rouge wants to create a medical complex in the northern part of the city. They call it a "medical village" where doctors and social workers can set up private practices in subsidized office space. The plan would require a property owner to... more »
  • Investors meet to discuss emergency room in North Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 28, 2016 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investors met with the #NBRNOW Blue Ribbon Commission Thursday to discuss building an emergency room in North Baton Rouge. Leaders of the healthcare company Next Health said if the money is there, they will waste no time building the new emergency room, and it could be... more »
  • Man abducts pregnant New Orleans woman, kills himself in hospital

    April 23, 2016 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE -- The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating an alleged abduction of a pregnant woman in New Orleans by a man who later shot and killed himself inside of a Baton Rouge hospital. New Orleans Police are investigating if the man was also involved in an earlier carjacking... more »
  • Nursing home patients could get more choice Play Video

    April 22, 2016 8:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Putting a loved-one in a nursing home is a tough decision but advocates for the elderly say it shouldn't be the only choice. Funding for nursing homes is guaranteed under Louisiana's constitution, not the case for at-home care. "The way our system is structured, most people are forced... more »
  • Inquiry set after hospital construction collapse injures 9

    April 9, 2016 3:03 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Federal officials are investigating a construction site collapse at a hospital that left nine workers with minor injuries. Shreveport Fire Chief Scott Wolverton tells KTBS-TV that concrete being poured for an expansion of the Willis-Knighton Medical Center North collapsed when scaffolding and supports gave way Friday morning. Workers... more »
  • Lawmaker wants to prove politicians are lying about Medicaid Play Video

    March 30, 2016 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Senator Ryan Gatti is taking a bold step, he sponsoring a bill he actually opposes. The Bossier City Republican wants to steal the thunder from opportunistic politicians who like to blame Medicaid patients for Louisiana's budget woes. The freshman senator said he's tired of hearing rumors... more »
  • Governor hopes to bring an ER back to North Baton Rouge Play Video

    March 29, 2016 2:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards announced he hopes to bring an emergency room back to the North Baton Rouge area. Edwards made the remarks at a health care summit at Pennington Biomedical Research Center Tuesday morning. The governor suggested Medicaid expansion could lead the way in returning... more »
  • Town hall to address north Baton Rouge issues Play Video

    February 18, 2016 11:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks hosted a town hall meeting Thursday to talk about improving the economic well-being of north Baton Rouge. The meeting was moderated by Gary Chambers, co-owner of The Rouge Collection. Town hall panelists include Sen. Regina Barrow, Adam Knapp of the Baton Rouge... more »
  • Hospital attack concerns cybersecurity experts

    February 18, 2016 5:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Cybersecurity experts worry that the $17,000 a Los Angeles hospital paid hackers to regain control of its computers could signal a troubling escalation of the growing "ransomware" threat. A typical ransomware attack starts when a person opens an emailed link or attachment. Malicious code locks the computer... more »
  • Future neighborhood clinic destined for former Jeep dealership property

    January 21, 2016 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has purchased property located in the 6800 block of Florida Boulevard, formerly the Brian Harris Jeep dealership, with preliminary plans to construct a new neighborhood clinic. OLOL says neighborhood clinics are designed to bring healthcare directly to patients... more »
  • Serial killer Derrick Todd Lee rushed to hospital

    January 17, 2016 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prison officials confirmed to News 2 that convicted serial killed Derrick Todd Lee was rushed to the hospital from his confinement after an unknown medical issue. Pam Laborde with the state Department of Corrections would not say what his condition was, or which hospital he was... more »
  • Man survives shooting that may have escalated from Facebook threats Play Video

    January 3, 2016 8:47 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Twenty-two year old Deontrel Street is thankful he's alive after being shot in his right shoulder Saturday afternoon. "My arm gave out on me. I was bleeding bad," Street said. According to Plaquemine Police, 25-year-old Evan Franklin showed up to Street's home one day after the... more »
  • Traffic officials working to extend Dijon Drive to future health facility Play Video

    December 3, 2015 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state and the Capital Region Planning Commission propose adding another road to a heavily congested part of Baton Rouge. The project calls for an extension of Dijon Drive off Essen, to connect to a future children's hospital expected to break ground a few months. The... more »
  • $4 million of EKL medical equipment missing Play Video

    November 30, 2015 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than $4 million of medical equipment is missing from the old Earl K. Long hospital in North Baton Rouge, according to a state audit . EKL shut it's doors in 2013, and some of its equipment was sent to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in... more »
  • Edwin Edwards spending Thanksgiving in hospital: pneumonia

    November 26, 2015 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is spending Thanksgiving in the hospital. Edwards' wife, Trina, says in a text message that her 88-year-old husband won't be discharged Thursday from a hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia. But he won't have to eat hospital turkey. Trina... more »
  • Afghan hospital said to be misidentified before being bombed

    November 25, 2015 10:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - An investigative report on the U.S. air attack that killed more than two dozen civilians at a medical charity's hospital in northern Afghanistan last month says the crew of the attacking plane misidentified the target, believing it to be a government compound taken over by the Taliban. The... more »
  • Edwards still plans to expand Medicaid Play Video

    November 23, 2015 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards plans to expand Medicaid early on in his term. Louisiana is one of twenty states that hasn't expanded the program offered under the Affordable Care Act. "We're going to do it as soon as we can, as responsibly as we possibly can, and... 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 »
  • Mother kills child, herself at Phoenix-area hospital

    November 7, 2015 11:29 AM

    MESA, Ariz. - Police say it appears a mother of a patient at a suburban Phoenix children's hospital took her child's life before taking her own. Authorities say staff at Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa found a woman and her 5-year-old child dead inside the child's room sometime... more »
  • Police investigating injured infant

    November 6, 2015 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police confirmed to News 2 they're looking into what happened to a child who was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital with serious head injuries Friday. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said they were notified by Our Lady Of The Lake hospital about the... more »
  • Lawmakers meet with hospital chief to shutdown closure rumor mill

    October 30, 2015 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In an effort to try and ease the nerves of many, lawmakers met with the CEO of Baton Rouge General to discuss the plans for the Mid City campus. Earlier this week , the hospital announced it was moving its burn unit to the Bluebonnet facility.... 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 »
  • Father arrested after child is taken to hospital

    October 22, 2015 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they have arrested a 5-week-old girl's father on child cruelty charges. Charles Robinson is in custody after the child showed up at a Baton Rouge hospital with severe burns. Cpl. Don Coppola said the 5-week-old girl arrived at the hospital with burns on... more »
  • Sisters reunite decades after separation

    October 11, 2015 1:48 PM

    SARASOTA, Fla. - Two orphaned sisters separated decades ago in Korea have been reunited after being hired at the same hospital in Florida. Holly Hoyle O'Brien was adopted by an American couple in 1978 when she was 9 years old. Her stepmother had taken her younger half-sister years ago and... more »
  • Suspect identified, wanted in Saturday night shooting

    October 10, 2015 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for 26-year-old Jaime Rivera in a fatal shooting investigation The shooting happened in the 1200 block of Cristy Drive shortly before 8:00 pm. Eduardo Olivas, 33, died on scene from sustained gunshot wounds. The second victim, 36, was transported to a local... more »
  • Eight kids hurt after hit-and-run with school bus Play Video

    October 1, 2015 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Eight kids were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a hit-and-run driver crashed into a school bus Thursday morning, according to police. The Baton Rouge Police Department said a 1999 Mazda Millenia ran a stop sign and collided with the bus on Gayosa Street near... more »
  • Grey's Anatomy - Thursdays @ 7 p.m.

    September 25, 2015 12:05 PM

    Grey's Anatomy is the recipient of the 2007 Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series - Drama, and multiple Emmy nominations, including two for Outstanding Drama Series. The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital deal with life-or-death consequences on a daily basis-it's in one another that they find comfort,... 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 »
  • Development plan at old Earl K. Long hospital unveiling this week

    September 8, 2015 8:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who live around the old Earl K. Long Hospital will hear plans Thursday for revitalizing the area. It's the second public-input meeting since March, it'll be held at the S.E. Mackey Center. At the first meeting residents called for a combination of retail, business and housing... more »
  • Les Miles: Rumors of my demise exaggerated Play Video

    August 31, 2015 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Head LSU football coach Les Miles quoted writer Mark Twain as he addressed his health scare Monday evening. "Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated,"Miles paraphrased before talking about football and his game plan for Saturday's contest with the McNeese State Cowboys. Miles discussed... more »
  • False alarm at Our Lady of the Lake: No shots fired

    August 29, 2015 8:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eye witnesses say police with rifles escorted confused patients from the Our Lady of the Lake Emergency Room Saturday night fearing an active shooter situation. Emergency room staff reported possible shots fired around 7:30 p.m. after a patient slammed a door. Baton Rouge police were on... more »
  • Police investigating disturbance at Islamic Center

    August 14, 2015 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said Friday they're investigating an incident at the Islamic Center in Baton Rouge involving a man with a gun. Baton Rouge Police said around 9:20 p.m. Thursday they were called to the center near Louisiana State Police headquarters for reports of an armed man causing... more »
  • Hospital manager offers rebuttal to LSU mismanagement claims

    July 31, 2015 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The manager of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals, accused by university leaders of not fulfilling its contract terms, says it has sought to bring in an outside mediator to work out the disputes. But the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as BRF, says LSU has refused... more »
  • Ground could break on new OLOL Children's Hospital by December Play Video

    July 30, 2015 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials with Our Lady of the Lake released new details about their proposed new children's hospital in Baton Rouge Thursday morning and said they could break ground on the project by the end of the year. CEO Terrie Sterling said the hospital has spent the... more »
  • With Monday evening release, only 2 shooting victims remain in hospital

    July 27, 2015 8:33 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Another person injured in a movie theater shooting here was released from the hospital Monday evening. The patient was released from Lafayette General, police said. Earlier, doctors had listed the patient in "good condition." Their name was not released. As of this post, only two people... more »
  • Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

    July 27, 2015 6:09 PM

    CARROLLTON, Ga. - A judge in Georgia is correcting the record about a mental health evaluation of the man who killed two people and himself inside a Louisiana movie theater last week. The family of John Russell Houser obtained a protective order against him in 2008 after their lawyer... more »
  • LSU hospital manager slaps competitor with federal lawsuit

    July 16, 2015 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The operator of LSU's Shreveport hospital is suing a competitor, accusing it of violating federal antitrust laws and trying to take away its doctors and paying patients. The lawsuit was filed Thursday by the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, or BRF. It is an outgrowth of... more »
  • Video shows LSU's Derrius Guice being taken away in ambulance Play Video

    July 15, 2015 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU athletics officials confirmed a football player was taken by EMS from practice Wednesday. Michael Bonnette said the 18-year-old player was taken to the hospital around 5:30 p.m. from LSU's indoor practice facility. Bonnette did not say why the player was taken to the hospital,... more »
  • Mayor Holden's Healthy BR Initiative wins national AHA award

    July 14, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE -The American Hospital Association announced Tuesday that Mayor-President Kip Holden's Healthy BR Initiative is one of five programs nationwide to receive the NOVA award for improving community health. "This award is really honoring a collaborative effort, and shows what can be accomplished when health-care providers put aside their... more »
  • Police: No evidence of gunshot at Walter Reed hospital

    July 6, 2015 12:10 PM

    BETHESDA, Md. - Police say there's no evidence of gunshots and no injuries reported after officers searched a 20-story tower at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington. Montgomery County police say a 911 call reporting hearing a single shot inside Building 1, the original hospital on the... more »
  • Hearse stolen with body inside

    June 28, 2015 4:47 PM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a hearse with a body inside was stolen outside a hospital. Both were recovered a short time later. Atlanta police Officer Ralph Woolfolk said authorities believe the hearse was taken Sunday morning outside Grady Memorial Hospital in the city's downtown area. WSB-TV reports that it... more »
  • Earl K. Long to be demolished

    June 12, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The former Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge is being torn down. The charity hospital was operated by LSU until its shutdown two years ago. The hospital joined its teaching and training programs with Our Lady of the Lake on Essen Lane. There's no... more »
  • NY Med - Streaming Available

    June 11, 2015 5:34 PM

    NY Med airs this summer after nearly two years of production with a fresh edition of the multi award-winning series. Expanding their scope, the producers offer a riveting tale of two cities. Each episode in this eight-part series toggles between the renowned surgeons of Manhattan's New York Presbyterian Hospital and... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Grandmother talks about delivering grandson Play Video

    June 1, 2015 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ace Henderson, a day-old baby at Woman's Hospital, is just like any other newborn at the hospital, though there is one unique characteristic: his grandmother delivered him. "'I said, 'all we can do, Kelly, is drop your pants. We're going to deliver this baby right here,'"... more »
  • Trend of free-standing ER's hitting Baton Rouge region Play Video

    May 20, 2015 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a new trend nationwide of emergency rooms which aren't connected to larger hospitals, and the only two in Louisiana are both in the Baton Rouge region. The free-standing emergency rooms are open around the clock and have emergency physicians on-site at all times. The first... more »
  • Weak eagle rehabilitated at LSU, to be released Friday

    May 15, 2015 4:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State University's wildlife hospital is releasing a juvenile bald eagle brought in by a wildlife agent after Pierre Part residents reported that it seemed to be listless. Veterinary school spokeswoman Ginger Guttner says veterinarians plan to release it Friday at Lake Verret in Napoleonville. Guttner says X-rays... more »
  • First-time moms celebrate Mother's Day

    May 10, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Woman's Hospital says they expected to deliver nearly 20 babies on Mother's Day, Sunday. For first time mother, Brittany Jackson, the day couldn't be more special. "I went through a lot for her to get here," said Jackson. Carly Rochelle McIntyre was the first... more »
  • Blues legend B.B. King reports he's in hospice at Vegas home

    May 1, 2015 5:40 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Blues legend B.B. King is telling fans he's in hospice care at home in Las Vegas. The 89-year-old musician posted thanks to fans on his official website Friday for well-wishes and prayers. Las Vegas police Officer Jesse Roybal says an ambulance was summoned Thursday to King's address... more »
  • Blues legend B.B. King tells fans he's leaving hospital

    April 7, 2015 2:43 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Blues patriarch B.B. King is telling fans he's feeling better and will be released from a hospital Tuesday. The 89-year-old musician's daughter, Claudette King, told the Los Angeles Times that he had been hospitalized since the weekend for treatment of dehydration caused by Type 2 diabetes.... 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 »
  • National EMS Academy Play Video

    April 2, 2015 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- If you're looking for a career where you can save lives and make a difference, the National EMS Academy is looking for you. They're holding informational sessions in Baton Rouge next week. Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMTs, perform a wide variety of services to people, including: CPR,... more »
  • EMS: not sure what to expect with Tuesday's ER closure Play Video

    March 30, 2015 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City closes its doors early Tuesday morning. Ahead of the 7 a.m. closure, EMS says it isn't sure what to expect just yet, but have had to make the adjustment before, when Earl K. Long Hospital closed in... more »
  • "An act of God"

    March 19, 2015 7:52 PM

    DANVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA- Doctors call it an extraordinary case of survival after a 22-month-old boy was pulled from the frigid water of a stream and was revived after an hour and 41-minutes of CPR. Gardell Martin was released from the hospital on Sunday and doctors say he made a full... more »
  • Community members dream up plans for vacant hospital site

    March 12, 2015 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday night, people who live and work around the now abandoned Earl K Long hospital met to share their thoughts on what the 14-acre property should become. State and city representatives hosted the discussion. Developers joined them and listened to ideas. They urged, the discussion was... more »
  • Opening date for big New Orleans hospital delayed to August

    March 10, 2015 5:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials say the massive new medical center being built in downtown New Orleans to replace the shuttered Charity Hospital won't open until August. On Tuesday, LCMC Health, the company managing the University Medical Center, said a tentative Aug. 1 opening date has been set for the... more »
  • Injured US ambassador to be released from hospital

    March 10, 2015 1:56 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - A Seoul hospital says it expects to release injured U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert after five days of treatment because of a knife attack. Lippert has been hospitalized at Seoul's Severance Hospital since Thursday when a knife-wielding man slashed him on the face and wrist during a... more »
  • Leaders to host forum on community's desire for EKL site

    March 9, 2015 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City and state leaders want to hear what people would like to see replace the shuttered Earl K. Long Hospital. Thursday, there is a forum to discuss what people might envision. The meting is hosted by State Senator Sharon Weston Broome, State Representative Regina Barrow and... more »

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days