The Butterfly Wing

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
225-381-2688 (fax)

"I have been singing the praises of The Butterfly Wing® to all who will listen. What a wonderful gift for this community! Your staff is excellent. They were able to control his pain and anxiety. We, as a family, were very comfortable. I am so very thankful that The Butterfly Wing® was there for us! "

– Ann Miller