HGTV home renovation expert Holly Baker offers remodeling tips for flood survivors
Baton Rouge, La. – Physicians and community members joined Baton
Rouge General and HGTV home renovation expert Holly Baker October 20 for
Life’s a Canvas: home edition – a special event following
the Baton Rouge area’s historic flooding to promote physical, mental
and behavioral health awareness.
Participants enjoyed a do-it-yourself project with instruction from Holly
Baker and music from local band Café Au Lait. The unique, interactive
event allowed nearly 300 attendees to learn from health experts about
how to stay well both physically and mentally while also gathering professional
"We are Baton Rouge strong, but it's important to remember that
asking for professional help is not a sign of weakness,” said Dr.
Kenny Cole, BRG Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and Life’s
a Canvas panelist.
Flood survivor Deanda Thymes of Baton Rouge won a free kitchen design consultation from Holly Baker,
complete with a layout, color palette suggestions and a shopping list
of affordable items to go into her new space.
Holly Baker’s remodeling tips for the audience included starting
with a “wow” factor in a room and working from there, and
focusing more on what residents want the ambiance of a room to achieve
than a particular theme.
Baton Rouge General’s Facebook page for more photos from the event, and learn about Baton Rouge General’s
comprehensive healthcare services at
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
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Attendees participate in a collaborative painting by BRG’s Arts in
Holly Baker, HGTV home renovation expert, details plans for winner Deanda
Thymes’ kitchen remodel