Section: Press Releases - posted in 2014

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  • Baton Rouge General's School of Nursing Announces 2014 Graduating Class

    Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General Medical Center's School of Nursing held its 31st commencement exercises announcing the graduation of 25 registered nursing candidates at a ceremony at Broadmoor United Methodist Church on December 11, 2014. The ceremony was emceed by Carol A. Tingle, PhD, MSN, RN, Director, Baton Rouge General School of Nursing. The commencement address was ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Offers Free Insurance Enrollment Help

    Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General is offering members of the community assistance with enrolling in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plan for the first time, or exploring their options if they already have one. As part of the Affordable Care Act, most U.S. citizens were required to have health insurance beginning in 2014. During the first enrollment wave, nearly 10 million uninsured ...
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  • Seniors Living Well: Free Lunch-n-Learn Event for Community

    Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General is hosting a free lunch-n-learn event on Thursday, Dec. 4, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. at the Bluebonnet campus in Conference Room 1 (Entrance 3). Led by family medicine physicians Dr. Stephanie Awad and Dr. Akayla Robinson, the seminar will provide attendees with healthy lifestyle tips for seniors and their caregivers: Exercises seniors can do at home to stay ...
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  • Breast Cancer - Know Your Risk: Free Lunch-n-Learn Event for Community

    Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General is hosting a free lunch-n-learn event on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. at the Bluebonnet campus in Conference Room 1 (Entrance 3). Led by Dr. Angelique Goedeke, OB/GYN, and Dr. Genevieve Maronge, Medical Oncologist, the seminar will provide attendees important updates on breast cancer: Comparison of breast cancer screening recommendations Tips ...
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  • Life's A Canvas Painting Event Promotes Cancer Awareness and Early Detection Through Art and Education

    Baton Rouge, La. – Physicians, community members, survivors and friends joined Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center, WAFB Channel 9, and celebrity speaker, writer and actor Bryan Batt of the Mad Men TV series, on October 23 for Life’s a Canvas – a special event to promote cancer awareness and empower men and women to take charge of their health. Participants ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Offers Flu Shots for Seniors

    Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General is hosting a free flu shot event for seniors, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Baton Rouge General’s Mid City hospital (Entrance 4). Flu shots are free for seniors with Medicare 65 Part B and Medicare Advantage Plans, and most major insurances are accepted. Seniors must bring their Medicare card and photo ID. No appointment is ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Nationally Recognized as Seniors-Friendly Hospital

    Enhanced Designation Marks Commitment to Exceptional Care for Senior Patients Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General Medical Center recently earned “Seniors Friendly” status – enhancing the hospital’s national designation as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) facility. This new "Senior Friendly" recognition highlights the ...
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  • Baton Rouge General's Cancer Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary Milestone, Earns National Commendat

    Patients Benefit from Access to Comprehensive Cancer Care Close to Home Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center has earned three-year accreditation with commendations from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This year’s re-accreditation marks the 25th anniversary of the cancer program’s accreditation by the ...
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  • Stay Informed: Baton Rouge General Provides Resource for Ebola Preparedness

    Baton Rouge, La. --- In an effort to keep the community informed and provide helpful information regarding public safety, Baton Rouge General has created an Ebola information page for the community with frequently asked questions and tips about Ebola, including an educational video, as well as links to additional resources. The hospital also continues to provide up-to-date information and facts ...
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  • Ebola Preparedness Information for the Community

    Baton Rouge, La. --- As part of the hospital’s preparedness efforts, Baton Rouge General has proactively taken steps to ensure the preparedness of all staff as well as education and awareness to protect the health and safety of patients, visitors and the public. “Baton Rouge General maintains the highest standards for patient safety, including rigorous infection control/isolation ...
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