Section: Press Releases - posted in 2016

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  • 2016's Most Popular Baby Names in Baton Rouge

    William and Emma beat out Aiden and Ava at Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center Baton Rouge, LA – Unique is the name of the game – and the baby – in 2016. The majority of babies born at Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center this year do not share a name with any other newborn born at the hospital in 2016. In fact, only about 25 percent were given the same name as others ...
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  • BRG School of Nursing Announces 2016 Graduating Class

    Baton Rouge, La. – Thirty-one new nurses recently graduated from Baton Rouge General’s School of Nursing. More than 900 talented nurses have graduated from BRG’s program since 1984. Recognized by the La. State Board of Nursing (LSBN) for its 100% first-time pass rate on the registered nurse license exam (NCLEX-RN), the School has maintained an overall pass rate consistently above ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Names Olinde Chief Medical Officer

    Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General today named vascular surgeon Andrew Olinde, MD, its Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Olinde will be responsible for building positive relationships with the physician community and representing the General publicly on medical topics. In addition, he will continue to see patients at the Vascular Specialty Center located on the General’s ...
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  • BRG School of Radiologic Technology Announces 2016 Graduating Class

    Baton Rouge, La. – Eight new radiologic technologists recently graduated from Baton Rouge General’s School of Radiologic Technology. The Class of 2016 joins a group of more than 280 talented “rad techs” who have graduated from BRG’s program. Rad techs perform diagnostic imaging exams, administer radiation therapy treatments, and are educated in anatomy, patient ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Announces Medical Staff Leadership Positions

    Baton Rouge, La. – Today Baton Rouge General announced its 2017 medical staff leadership, who oversees the patient care team. The team includes Louis Minsky, MD, who has been named Chief of Staff. A family practitioner with Baton Rouge Family Medical Center since 1988, Minsky also serves as the East Baton Rouge Medical Officer for the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Names Monica Nijoka as New Chief Nursing Officer

    Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced it has named Monica Nijoka, MHA, BSN, RN as its Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Nijoka has a long history with BRG, beginning her career at the hospital as a student nurse in 1975 and working her way up to Vice President of Patient Care Services by 1999, a position she held until 2005. “Monica is a true patient advocate, and we ...
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  • Clouatre Named Baton Rouge General's Behavioral Health Services Director

    Baton Rouge, La. –Baton Rouge General recently named Angie Clouatre as Director of Behavioral Health Services. A BRG team member since 2006, Clouatre previously served as ICU Clinical Nurse Educator and Head Charge Nurse, then Inpatient Behavioral Health Services Nurse Manager. She most recently oversaw daily clinical operations of both campuses’ Behavioral Inpatient units. Clouatre is ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Receives Top Marks for Safety and Overall Medical Care

    BRG ranked first in Louisiana and 43rd in the U.S. in overall medical care Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced top honors in several healthcare categories from two ratings organizations. Baton Rouge General was rated first in overall medical care and heart failure care in the state of Louisiana by CareChex, a healthcare analytics organization that specializes in ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Receives Cardiac Rehab Certification

    BATON ROUGE, LA – Baton Rouge General (BRG) today announced the three-year certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). BRG is the only hospital in Baton Rouge with an AACVPR-certified cardiac rehab program. “Heart disease is the number one killer in Louisiana,” said Dr. Lance ...
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  • BRG Donates Lifesaving Tools to St. Amant High School

    Baton Rouge, La. – This week, Baton Rouge General donated ten CPR kits to St. Amant High School in partnership with the Capital Area American Heart Association. “When someone who is not in a hospital has a heart attack, their chance of survival can double or even triple if CPR is performed within a few minutes,” said Dr. Kenny Cole, BRG Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and ...
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