Baton Rouge General Expands Wound Care Services to Bluebonnet Campus


Baton Rouge, La. - Baton Rouge General announced today the expansion of its wound care services to its Bluebonnet campus. Originating on the Mid City campus, the additional Bluebonnet location will begin services effective early November 2012.

Every year, 3 to 5 million Americans suffer from chronic wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions that can lead to amputation. The General's wound and hyperbaric team specializes in healing a variety of these types of wounds, and Medical Director Dr. Shaun Carpenter notes that "Baton Rouge General's efforts to expand these vitally important services for our community are in hopes of reversing Louisiana's alarming rates of patients who suffer limb loss."

For more information, call Baton Rouge General's Wound and Hyperbaric Center at (225) 387-7818.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 544 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visit