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BR General building new outpatient surgical procedure middle on Bluebonnet campus

Baton Rouge General Hospital has begun a $12 million maintenance and expansion of a hundred and forty,000-square-foot building on its Bluebonnet Boulevard campus that become previously occupied with the aid of Ochsner Health System.

When finished in 2020, the ability, so that it will be extended using almost 12,000-rectangular-toes, might be known as the Baton Rouge General Center for Health and consist of a six-suite outpatient surgery center. It may also residence physician workplaces, medical institution area, outpatient rehab services and BRG’s graduate scientific training packages.

“Our purpose is to have a spread of physicians, clinics and outpatient surgery suites in a single region, to make it clean for sufferers to get admission to outpatient care,” BRG President and CEO Edgardo Tenreiro say. “More of drugs is done on an outpatient basis these days, so that is why you’ll see us increasing in that region.”

The mission will also revamp the appearance and feel of the doorway to the Bluebonnet campus. Currently, the workplace constructing, placed on the intersection of Bluebonnet and Picardy Avenue, is on the whole obscured through the timber. But the foliage will be cleared to make manner for the addition to the building, which will have a sleek, cutting-edge design.


Ochsner announced in 2017 it might be moving from the building on the BRG campus, which had opened in 1996, to a new 210,00-rectangular-foot clinic fronting Interstate 10 on a nearby 16-acre tract at The Grove.

The medical institution opened in advance this year. A micro hospital at the website will begin later this spring.

BRG, in the meantime, has been making plans to make bigger into the building. It said at the time of Ochsner’s announced departure it became terminating the clinic’s rent as it wished the gap to grow.

BRG’s planned outpatient surgical treatment middle is the today’s of several health care construction tasks to be announced or finished in an increasingly competitive and crowded market. In January, BRG broke ground on a ten-affected person health facility and health facility in Prairieville. Ochsner is increasing at its Satsuma facility similar to the paintings at The Grove. Our Lady of the Lake is persevering with construction on a $230-million Children’s Hospital

Jessica J. Underwood

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