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BRG Mid City planning facility face-lift

One year after reopening its acute care facilities, Baton Rouge General Mid City has announced plans to renovate and revamp the hospital on Florida...

Ochsner acquisition of OB/GYN practice based at Woman’s will alter Baton Rouge market

Local health care providers are still reeling from the March 19 announcement that Ochsner Health is acquiring the largest OB/GYN practice in the market, Louisiana Women’s Healthcare, which is based in the physician’s office building at Woman’s Hospital.

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New hospital pricing regulation does little to bring cost clarity

A potentially game changing federal rule went into effect Jan. 1, requiring hospitals to make public their negotiated rates with health plans.   Though some of...

Ochsner files advance expansion notices with LED for Baton Rouge facilities

The Ochsner Clinic Foundation filed advance notices with Louisiana Economic Development regarding plans to expand several of its facilities across the state, including two in Baton Rouge.

Mary Bird Perkins, NeuroMedical Center form research partnership

The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and The NeuroMedical Center have entered into a new research agreement that will begin with the launch of...

BR Health District launches COVID-19 vaccine promotion campaign

In an effort to spread accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage local community engagement, the Baton Rouge Health District has launched a...

Individual policyholders see significant health insurance rate increases

Health insurance premiums for individual policyholders in Louisiana will rise between 7% and 9% on average in 2021, according to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s health care economist Michael Bertaut.

BRG’s Ascension Neighborhood Hospital to open first phase Monday

Baton Rouge General will open the second-floor primary care clinic of its Ascension Neighborhood Hospital on Monday, Oct. 12, marking the first phase of...

Working while in menopause

Working women often worry about managing their menopause symptoms, afraid that it might affect their job performance or the way co-workers view them.

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