Well Done! Baton Rouge General Recognized for Health Initiatives

Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General’s commitment to workplace wellness has earned it new recognition. Both campuses earned WellSpot designations from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals as part of DHH’s Well Ahead campaign. WellSpot recognizes smart choices and positive changes that improve the health of Louisiana’s citizens.

The hospital has capitalized on many opportunities for healthy living through initiatives like the BRG Fit! program, tobacco-free policy, employee gyms, biometric screenings, healthy dining options, fitness classes and ongoing health education. Since the employee wellness pilot program was launched in 2011, employees have achieved:

  • a 33 percent reduction in body mass index (BMI)
  • a 16 percent reduction in waist size
  • a 10 percent reduction in overall health risks

Baton Rouge General also received the Fit Friendly Award earlier this year from the American Heart Association. Fit Friendly status is granted to worksites that promote a culture of wellness among their employees through healthy programs and services.

“These designations move us another step closer to establishing a true culture of wellness with our employees, and validate the great work we are doing through our Health and Wellness Team,” said Patty Williams, Community Wellness Program Coordinator.

For more information, visit here or contact Patty Williams, Community Wellness Program Coordinator, at (225) 763-4844.

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 the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. 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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