Baton Rouge, La. – In celebration of Doctors’ Day on March
30, Baton Rouge General launched a community-wide social media campaign
to honor doctors in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. With more than
1,000 Likes, 156 Comments, 30 Shares and a reach of over 60,000, the campaign
was a huge success!
“We are privileged to have some of the most skilled physicians in
the country practice medicine at Baton Rouge General and we want to tell
them how much they mean to our Community of Caring” says President
and CEO Mark F. Slyter.
Beginning Monday, March 24 Baton Rouge General posted pictures and comments
on their Facebook page daily, inviting the community to share stories
about their favorite doctor or just say thanks. The positive response
“Happy doctors’ day to all doctors! You are the backbone to
our communities with the best knowledge for all who depend on your expertise!
Thank you and God bless you and your families.”
Others extended their thanks to “all the nurses & doctors in
the ER on the night of March 16th who saved my daddy's life when his
heart stopped & I thought I lost him... The immediate care my daddy
received & the kindness extended to my mom & I meant the world
Baton Rouge General Employees, visitors and patients were invited to sign
an enormous 7x5 ft. Doctors’ Day card that was stationed near the
entry of the cafeterias at the Mid City and Bluebonnet campus.
The campaign wrapped on Monday, March 31 as all physicians were invited
to a special lunch in honor of their commitment to providing compassionate,
innovative, quality care to the community.
From left, Baton Rouge General Chief Medical Officer Dr. Floyd Roberts,
Dr. Maloa Chu, Dr. Venugopal Vatsavayi and Dr. Vasudev Tatipose with the
special Doctors’ Day card signed by hospital Employees and staff.
Physicians enjoyed a special Doctors’ Day luncheon on Monday, March
31. Pictured here are (from left) Dr. Amanda Watts, Dr. Hollis O’Neal,
Dr. Ryan Richard and Dr. Bradley Blasiar.
Physicians at Baton Rouge General’s Doctors’ Day luncheon on
Monday, March 31. Pictured here (from left) Dr. Taylar Childress, Dr.
Jo Anne Barrios and Dr. Angelique Goedeke.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital,
with 527 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. From
our birth center to senior services, and state-of-the-art heart and cancer
care, Baton Rouge General provides care for the whole family at every
age and every stage of life.
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
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