Section: Press Releases - posted in 2017

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  • Baton Rouge General physicians, clinics again honored for quality patient care

    Baton Rouge, La. – Physicians with Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) were again named top performers in the state by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA). The organization also recently recognized physicians and clinics for excellence in patient satisfaction and overall care. First, BCBSLA recognized 43 doctors in the Baton Rouge area as Quality Blue Top Performers based on their ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Names Meghan Parrish Vice President of Marketing and Communications

    Baton Rouge, La. – Meghan Parrish has been named Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Baton Rouge General/General Health System. Since joining the organization in 2015, Parrish has used a data-driven, evidence-based, results-oriented approach to direct marketing and communications efforts, cultivating trusting relationships both within and outside of the company. In her most ...
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  • BRG Hosts First 5K at Bluebonnet Campus

    Baton Rouge, La. – Runners and walkers of all ages participated in Baton Rouge General’s Race To The End Zone 5K and one-mile Fun Run on Saturday, November 4. The course brought runners through the Bluebonnet hospital’s 142-acre campus. “Our campus was designed for events like this,” said Vice President of Human Resource & Development Paul Douglas. “With ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Plans Holiday Light Display at Bluebonnet Campus

    ‘Tis the season to enjoy 10,000 lights, 3 tons of real snow, visits with Santa and more! Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) invites families to visit Holiday Lights at the General, a light show and family event on BRG’s campus at the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. Beginning November 22, the lawn in front of the hospital will be transformed into a ...
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  • Baton Rouge General offers tips for handling holiday stress on November 7

    Baton Rouge, La. – As we head into the most wonderful – busy, family-filled, expensive – time of the year, Baton Rouge General invites you to attend a free, healthy lunch event on handling holiday stress. The lunch and learn will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 7 at the hospital’s Bluebonnet campus. Behavioral health professional Becky Antoon will discuss ...
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  • Baton Rouge General receives another ‘A’ for patient safety

    For six years, BRG receives more top safety ratings than any other local hospital Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General again received an ‘A’ for patient Safety from the Leapfrog Group. Only 15 hospitals in Louisiana and two in East Baton Rouge Parish received an ‘A’ rating in the fall report. This is the sixth year in a row for Baton Rouge General to receive ...
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  • New 3D stent trial at Baton Rouge General

    Device makes surgery safer for patients, allows surgeons to see more during procedure Baton Rouge, La. – A patient at Baton Rouge General was the first in the nation to participate in a study using the Avinger Pantheris 3D technology for a new Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) surgery. Vascular surgeon Dr. Glen Schwartzberg was the first physician to use the 3D device to clear plaque from a ...
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  • Second grade Girl Scouts learn safety tips from Baton Rouge General emergency responders

    Baton Rouge, La. – This past Sunday, October 15, three emergency responders from Baton Rouge General spent time with Girl Scout Troop 10352. The 17 second graders learned about basic first aid, trick-or-treating safety and instructions for calling 9-1-1. Popular activities included emergency technicians Brandon Droy, Brittany Neal and Mack Perry giving the 7- and 8-year olds a guided ...
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  • Race To The End Zone at BRG’s 5K and one-mile Fun Run

    Baton Rouge, La. – Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting to get in shape, Baton Rouge General invites you to join us for Race to the End Zone, a 5K and one-mile Fun Run being held on Saturday, November 4 at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus. The family-friendly event will include a tailgate party with food, drinks, music, games and children’s activities. It is designed ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Physician nationally recognized for excellence in fertility care

    Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General Physicians’ Dr. Robert Chasuk was honored for his outstanding contributions to fertility care through service, education and research with the 2017 Outstanding Fertility Care Medical Consultant Award from the American Academy of Fertility Care Professionals at their annual meeting this summer. The accolade is presented each year to a physician ...
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