Nurses Honored at Baton Rouge General's 2016 Nurse Excellence Banquet

Baton Rouge, La. – Nurses, clinicians and professionals were honored for excellence in nursing at Baton Rouge General’s 2016 Nurse Excellence Awards Ceremony and Banquet on May 13, 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel. The annual event recognizes nurses and individuals whose contributions and leadership advance the practice of nursing, and support the health and wellness of our communities. The ceremony opened with a welcome by Anna Cazes, DNS, RN, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer for Baton Rouge General. Edgardo Tenreiro, Executive Vice President and COO, Kenny Cole, MD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and Raju Vatsavi, MD, Hospital Medicine Group, also provided remarks for the awards presentation.

The 2016 Baton Rouge General Nurse Excellence Award winners are as follows:


Nurse of the Year
Gregory Altazan, RN, CEN - Emergency Department



Nurse of the Year
Laken Cook, RN, CCRN - ICU



Nurse Rookie of the Year
Devyn Delaney, RN - Oncology


Nursing scholarships were presented at the ceremony to Erika Forbes, Pediatrics; Lakisha Dunn, Medical Surgery; and Rosa D. Story, Emergency Department to support advancing their nursing education. These nurses were honored for their commitment to the highest nursing standards and providing exceptional patient care.

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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