Baton Rouge General has added The Hospice of Baton Rouge's administrative offices to the list of tenants at the hospital's Mid City campus.

Baton Rouge General also announced that Promise Hospital of Baton Rouge, a long-term acute care hospital owned by Promise Healthcare, will provide acute inpatient rehabilitation care and skilled nursing services at the Mid City campus. The agreement begins April 1, and moves the management of the General's skilled nursing and inpatient rehab units under Promise's umbrella.

"Mid City has become a hub for post-acute patient care," said Edgardo Tenreiro, president and chief executive officer of Baton Rouge General Medical Center. "We've had tremendous growth over the last few months."

The Hospice of Baton Rouge is the latest addition at Mid City. Since last fall, Open Health Care Clinic, a federally qualified health center, has opened a clinic. BRG Physicians opened a new OB/GYN clinic with Dr. Alicia Taylor. Baton Rouge General Home Health — a partnership with LHC Group — opened its office at Mid City, and the campus’s Family Health Center practice doubled in size.

As of March 1, the hospital is more than 75 percent full while the Medical Office Building is more than 90 percent full — up 20 percent from last year.

In April, The Hospice of Baton Rouge will move its administrative offices from Siegen Lane, where they have been for more than 17 years. More than 90 employees will relocate as part of the move.

Significant growth has created a need for more space, said President Judy Day. The Hospice of Baton Rouge opened its first inpatient unit, The Butterfly Wing, in 2005 and moved it to the Mid City campus in 2010. Combining the administrative offices and The Butterfly Wing in the same building has always been a goal, Day said.


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