- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Baton Rouge General Medical Center Mid City will close its hospital emergency room within the next 60 days.

The announcement came in a news release issued Tuesday morning by Baton Rouge General President and CEO Mark Slyter.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1DBN19W ) the hospital’s board of directors had voted last August to close the emergency room in November, a casualty of growing red ink associated with uninsured patients entering its doors.

The news release said the hospital, the state Department of Health and Hospitals, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center would “collaborate on a new model of health care for Mid City Baton Rouge.”

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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