Home Away From Home

In November of 2005, The Hospice of Baton Rouge opened the doors of The Butterfly Wing®, the first inpatient unit in the Baton Rouge area. A stay at The Butterfly Wing® is an option when patients need more acute care including symptom control and pain management in a closely monitored setting, 24/7.

Our Round-the-Clock Care Center

The Butterfly Wing® is an eight-bed facility located in Baton Rouge General Medical Center Midcity that provides short-term supervised care for patients with acute needs. Patients are eligible for the General Inpatient Level of Care when round-the-clock care is necessary to manage pain and control symptoms or treatments for a patient's needs that cannot be reasonably provided at home. The Butterfly Wing® provides the same full range of medical, emotional, social and spiritual services our home care patients receive, in a setting that permits more intensive monitoring.

“What’s new and wonderful is that we can care for them in our own place. The patients don’t have to go to a hospital. The Butterfly Wing® creates a warm, welcoming place that is a home away from home."

Former CEO Kathryn Grigsby
To help patients and their families feel more at home, The Butterfly Wing® offers:
  • Cozy, spacious rooms that include a hospital bed, pull-out sleeper chair, telephone and cable television.
  • A cheerful family room with television and sitting area to relax and visit.
  • A registered dietician who supervises menu preparation. Our kitchen is also stocked with snacks for our patients.
  • Open visiting hours, so loved ones and supervised pets may visit at any time.


A Full Team of Qualified Professionals Providing Continuous Care:
  • Registered Nurses
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Hospice-trained Physicians
  • Social Workers
  • Chaplains
  • Trained Volunteers
  • Bereavement Counselors

The Butterfly Wing®
3600 Florida Boulevard, Suite 1100
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-381-2690
225-381-2688 (fax)

"I am writing to you to commend the stellar performance of all the staff of the The Butterfly Wing® during the recent stay of my father who passed away there on April 24th. All of the staff were professional, sympathetic and helpful to an extraordinary degree. From my initial consultation with Dr Mason to Karen Girardot facilitating the paperwork to the care provided by Tonya, Renee, Zhanna and the other nurses and nurses’ aides, the experience was overwhelmingly positive in what were extremely difficult circumstances. I thought you should be aware of the outstanding performance by your staff. They made my father’s final days as peaceful and dignified as possible, and my family and I will never forget their kindness and professionalism."

– Robert