American Cancer Society Honors Two Baton Rouge General Employees

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.

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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 in private practice. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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