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Baton Rouge General ER Closure (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-04-03

Duration: 00:05:31

Subjects: Health Care | Hospitals | Baton Rouge General Medical Center


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Roberts, Floyd Interviewee
  • Abington, Todd Interviewee


This segment from the April 3, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s in-studio interview with Dr. Floyd Roberts, the chief medical officer for the Baton Rouge General Hospital, and Todd Abington, an emergency room registered nurse. They discuss: the closure of the emergency room at the Baton Rouge General Hospital's Mid-City location; the emotions of the staff; and the breakthroughs made by the emergency room since the hospital opened in 1950.