Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General Pennington Cancer Center’s
Zachary Smith, Director of Radiation Oncology, and Melissa Broussard,
LCSW, were recently recognized at The American Cancer Society’s
Evening of Recognition on March 5.
Smith received the Mid South Division Best Practice Award for his support
and coordination of the Baton Rouge Palliative Care Symposium, which brought
together more than 50 physicians and healthcare professionals to share
best practices for improving peer and patient communication.
Broussard received the Patient Liaison of the Year Award, which recognizes
a healthcare worker who goes above and beyond to promote and coordinate
an ACS program or service. Melissa connected 202 patients to the ACS in
2014, resulting in 310 services delivered to her patients.
Pictured (L to R): Melissa Broussard, LCSW, Social Worker with BRG’s
Pennington Cancer Center and Zachary Smith, Director of Radiation Oncology
with BRG’s Pennington Cancer Center.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital,
with 590 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
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