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About Us

At Baton Rouge General, our legacy is one of compassion and caring, innovation and leadership. Each of our more than 3,800 employees is personally committed to making a difference to those they serve. It is the attention to our patients’ needs that sets us apart from other hospitals.

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 527 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.

  • Performed the first open heart surgery in the city
  • Created the first diabetes program
  • Established the first regional burn center in southern Louisiana
  • Opened the first chemical dependency unit in the state

We continue to identify ways in which the health of our community can be improved through education, prevention and timely access to quality care.  Our comprehensive cancer care and heart programs feature specialists, programs and services, and state-of-the-art technology and treatments all under one roof. Baton Rouge General also serves as one of the few burn treatment centers in the South, and sees patients from all over the southern region.

Because every hospital deserves a great medical staff, we’re training current and future healthcare professionals in the latest technology and practices. As an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General is committed to exceptional medical education through our School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology and our Residency programs: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Sports Medicine. Baton Rouge General is also affiliated with and serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine for students participating in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program. 

Expansion and Development

As our community grows, Baton Rouge General is continuously looking at responsible growth opportunities to meet the unique needs of our patients and physicians alike.

Bluebonnet Campus Expansion Project

Construction is underway on new state-of-the-art medical office tower and expansion of one of the existing patient medical towers on the Bluebonnet campus. Part of the hospital’s larger Bluebonnet expansion project, the new construction projects follow the recent surgical services expansion and new heart and vascular tower. Completed in fall 2012, the surgical expansion included the addition of four new operating rooms equipped with an innovative hybrid build out and minimally invasive robotics.

Located adjacent to Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center, the medical office tower will feature 24 office
suites and is expected to be completed by year end 2014.


The patient medical tower expansion will add two floors and 64 beds – increasing the total patient beds from 201
to 265 – and is expected to be completed by year end 2014.

Mid City Campus Developments

Recent program and service enhancements at the Mid City campus include the completion of the second phase of a three-phased renovation of Baton Rouge General's Regional Burn Center which involved renovation of the outpatient treatment areas. Patient rooms throughout the Mid City campus are also receiving a refresh - renovations of patient rooms are being completed in phases. Senior care also remains a focus on the Mid City campus - with the newly expanded Seniors ER and continued development of seniors programming. In addition, the skilled care unit at the Mid City campus recently expanded.

Renovated outpatient treatment room in the Burn Center

Renovated inpatient room at Mid City

Seniors ER expansion

We will be the region's hospital of choice.

Improving lives and strengthening our community by providing exceptional healthcare.


Caring - A deep abiding belief that caring moments reflect our genuine compassion and respect, fostering a loving, healing environment.

Excellence - An allegiance to the relentless pursuit of perfection, we individually and collectively demonstrate expertise, innovation and accountability in all that we do.

Service - The honor and privilege of giving of ourselves, creating one-on-one connections that respond to the deepest human needs.

Integrity - Ascribing to the highest standards, we commit to integrity, respect and ethical stewardship of all resources entrusted to our care.



Address:8585 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809
(225) 763-4000


Address:3600 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
(225) 387-7000