Section: Press Releases - posted in 2015

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  • Baton Rouge General School of Nursing Announces 2015 Graduating Class

    Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge now has 36 new nurses. Three dozen registered nursing candidates received their degrees from Baton Rouge General’s School of Nursing (SON) December 10. The Class of 2015 joins a group of more than 875 talented nurses who have graduated from BRG’s School of Nursing. The School has been recognized by the La. State Board of Nursing (LSBN) for its 100% ...
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  • Adult Coloring Books Help Patients Reduce Stress

    Designed by BRG patients, coloring books provide comfort to others Baton Rouge, LA – Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. As adult coloring books top the charts at both online and local retailers, Baton Rouge General patients will soon enjoy a creative way to ease stress and reduce anxiety. “Something about coloring helps people relax and takes their minds off illness or ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Patients and Staff 'Celebrate Louisiana' with Unique Art

    Baton Rouge, La. – With titles like Katrina Rose, Christmas Swamp and Oak Alley, the paintings in the current Baton Rouge General Arts in Medicine exhibit are clearly designed to Celebrate Louisiana. Patients and staff have tapped into their feelings about home, family and belonging to create beautiful works of art that remind us why we love our state. The exhibit opened December 6 at the ...
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  • The Gift of Your Time is a Gift to Us!

    Volunteer at Baton Rouge General's Gift Tree Baton Rouge, La. – Make the holidays truly special and join Baton Rouge General's outstanding team of volunteers! Our greatest need is in our popular Gift Tree gift shops, located on our Bluebonnet and Mid City campuses. Gift Tree volunteers handle cashier duties, wrap gifts, stock displays, and help customers find that special gift for a ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Unveils Vision for the Future

    BRG Mid City to serve as a hub of innovation and care for seniors and chronically ill patients BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (November 11, 2015) – Following more than 18 months of strategic planning, Baton Rouge General/General Health System’s (BRG) Board of Trustees today shared their vision for the future of the organization. The strategic plan includes the transformation of its Mid City ...
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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 last year’s enrollment period, nearly 200,000 ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Receives Top Marks for Safety and Overall Medical Care

    BRG ranked first in overall medical, heart and cancer care Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced top honors in several healthcare categories from three different ratings organizations. “Patients and physicians often tell us we offer the best care in the area, and these awards are a testament to our efforts,” said BRG President and CEO Mark Slyter. ...
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  • Baton Rouge General's Regional Burn Center reminds people to make the safety switch

    Free smoke detector batteries available at four locations Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center is offering free smoke detector batteries to local residents as a reminder to make the safety switch and change out smoke alarm batteries each year. “So many lives could be saved, and so many injuries prevented if every home had a working smoke detector,” ...
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  • U.S. Representative Garret Graves Visits Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center

    Baton Rouge, La. – U.S. Representative Garret Graves visited Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center this week to tour the facility and meet with patients and staff. "The Burn Center is an asset to this region and is uniquely positioned to provide world class burn care to Louisiana all from right here in Baton Rouge," said Rep. Graves. BRG President and CEO Mark Slyter ...
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  • New Orleans Chef Serves a Healthy Dose of Inspiration at Baton Rouge General Event

    Baton Rouge, La. – New Orleans Chef John Besh takes center stage at Baton Rouge General’s healthy living event Life’s a Canvas: The Art of Healthy Living, on Thursday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m. Amid an atmosphere of twinkling lights, live music and delicious hors d’oeuvres, Besh will inspire guests to incorporate a healthy diet into their lifestyles. He will perform a ...
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