WATCH: Baton Rouge General MID City ER is officially open

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge General Mid City Emergency Room is now open.

The emergency room has 33 beds available to take in any sort of health emergencies.

Baton Rouge General says, “while BRG’s contract with GOHSEP opened up many of the hospital’s acute care units as part of the state’s surge plan, the agreement also calls for opening 33 emergency room beds.”

Pictures courtesy of Michael Johnson

The hospital closed 5 years ago but was recently reopened because of COVID-19.

“While the last few months have been challenging for everyone, they have brought us an opportunity to help our community heal and recover,” said Edgardo Tenreiro, BRG’s President and CEO.  “We will continue to offer acute care and keep the ER open as long as we have the support of the State.”

The emergency room is 23,000 square feet and the Mid-City location will continue to take care of COVID-19 patients.

“We worked hard to keep healthcare services in Mid City, exploring many different partnerships, tenants and models of care,” said Tenreiro. “But emergency care is part of our mission and is a service we are happy to be able to offer again.” 

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