Section: Press Releases - posted in 2017

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  • Baton Rouge General Expands Cancer Center, Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    (BATON ROUGE, LA) - Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced plans to expand its Pennington Cancer Center at the Bluebonnet campus in Baton Rouge. Celebrating its thirtieth year of providing treatment to cancer patients, hospital supporters and leaders gathered in part of the construction site this afternoon to see plans for the 32,000 square foot cancer center. “As our cancer treatment ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Opens Express Care

    After hours clinic provides walk-in care 7 days a week Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General announced the opening of its new after hours Express Care clinic on Picardy Avenue in Baton Rouge on the Bluebonnet campus. Open 7 days a week, the clinic will accept walk-in patients of all ages and will treat common illnesses and injuries including allergies, colds, eye swelling, fever, ...
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  • Artwork by Baton Rouge General patients and staff displayed at Beauregard Gallery

    Baton Rouge, La. – Original art from Baton Rouge General patients and artists in residence is on display at the Beauregard Gallery in Baton Rouge throughout August and September. The “Seasons of the Heart” exhibit consists of pieces from BRG’s Arts in Medicine program. Since BRG’s Arts in Medicine program was created in 2012, more than 10,000 patients have ...
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  • IBEW Raises $15,000 for Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center Patients

    Baton Rouge, La. – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local #995) recently donated $15,000 to Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center. The check was presented to BRG President and CEO Edgardo Tenreiro, Regional Burn Center Medical Director Dr. Tracee Short, and Foundation President Beth Veazey at a luncheon hosted by the BRG Foundation board. The IBEW annual ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Named Area's Only Certified Chest Pain Center

    Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General announced today that it was named the area’s only Certified Chest Pain Center by The Joint Commission. This honor reflects BRG’s commitment to providing safe and effective heart care. BRG is the only chest pain center in Baton Rouge to receive the certification. “If you are having chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack, the ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Plans Neighborhood Hospital in Ascension Parish

    (BATON ROUGE, LA) - Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced plans to open a neighborhood hospital in Prairieville, La. Plans for the 60,000 square foot facility include a 10-bed inpatient hospital, a lab, a 14-bed emergency room, as well as physician practices and office space. “Last year, thousands of Ascension residents drove into Baton Rouge to visit Baton Rouge General,” said ...
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  • BRG Helps Identify and Treat Kids' Speech and Vision Concerns With Free Screenings

    Baton Rouge, La. – According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association, 64% of parents were not able to recognize the early warning signs of a speech-language or feeding disorder, and 57% of parents were unaware that without early detection, treatments take longer and cost more. To help parents identify concerns that may lead to further assessment, the Pediatric Rehabilitation ...
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  • Baton Rouge General named one of 2017 Most Wired hospitals

    Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General was named one of the country’s Most Wired hospitals in a list released today by the American Hospital Association. 461 hospitals across the country were named to the Most Wired list, including five in Louisiana. As a Most Wired designee, Baton Rouge General met criteria in four operational categories: infrastructure, business and administrative ...
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  • Get the skinny on weight loss July 19 at Baton Rouge General

    Baton Rouge, La. – Whether you’re curious about healthy fats or are interested in weight loss surgery, Baton Rouge General invites you to attend a free, healthy lunch and learn event at the hospital’s Bluebonnet campus from noon to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. Registered Dietitian Lauren Simon will discuss nutrition basics, including tips on how to avoid inflammation, how to ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Newborn is Fashion Forward on National Seersucker Day

    Baton Rouge, LA – At two days old, Imari De-mons Stampley is already showing off his style on National Seersucker Day. Born at 6 lb, 13.9 oz on June 6 at Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center, Imari is the son of Cypress Graham and Derrick Stampley. The family is doing great. For more information about the Baton Rouge General Birth Center or to take a virtual tour, visit h ere. About ...
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