Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General won four coveted Nightingale
Awards from the Louisiana State Nurses Association (LSNA) Saturday night
at the annual awards banquet.
The hospital took home awards in the following categories:
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse of the Year – Danielle Bennett,
NP-C; Nurse Practitioner/Outpatient Coordinator, BRG Outpatient Burn Clinic
- Registered Nurse Mentor of the Year – Denise Bradford, MSN, RN; Director
- Clinical Nurse Educator of the Year – Linda Markey, PhD, MSN, RN;
Manager, Clinical Education/Resource Pool
- Hospital of the Year – 161 beds or greater (tied with Our Lady of the Lake)
“What an honor to see BRG and its nurses recognized for the outstanding
leadership and superior care we provide every day to our patients. These
three nurses are loyal, kind, caring, compassionate role models, keeping
patients at the center of every decision they make in collaboration with
our physicians. They prove that nursing is not just a job; it’s
a calling,” said Monica Nijoka, Chief Nursing Officer at Baton Rouge General.
Baton Rouge General was named first in Greater Baton Rouge for Overall
Medical Care by CareChex for the last three consecutive year, and in the
top 2% of hospitals nationwide for Overall Medical Care by CareChex in 2017.
Learn more about Baton Rouge General and its award winning services by visiting
BRGeneral.org. To find a doctor, call 225-763-4500 or visit
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community
hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. 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
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