Baton Rouge General adds over 100 staff members


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Baton Rouge General (BRG) is welcoming over 100 new medical staff members in response to the rise in Coronavirus hospitalizations.

As of Tuesday, BRG is reporting 134 hospitalized COVID patients, which is the highest number the hospital has seen since April of last year.

The additional staff includes physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and certified nursing assistants, which will allow BRG to open up to 90 floor beds and 20 ICU beds for COVID patients.

The onboarding for the new staff members begins at 8 AM at the Midcity location.

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