BRG Celebrates Doctors’ Day with Superlative Awards, Social Media Campaign
Baton Rouge, LA – Do you remember your high school superlative awards?
Most Athletic? Most Likely to Succeed? In honor of National Doctors’
Day – Thursday, March 30 – Baton Rouge General hosted a physician
superlative contest to celebrate. Voted on by hundreds of employees, the
Best Dancer – Dr. James Crowell
Best Dressed – Dr. Michael Yorek
Best Sense of Humor – Dr. Dhaval Adhvaryu
Biggest Prankster – Dr. David Melton
Most Baton Rouge General Spirit – Dr. Venkat Banda
Most Likely to Brighten Your Day – TIE: Dr. Jeffrey Littleton and
Dr. Michael Yorek
Most Likely to Volunteer – Dr. Kathleen Varnes
Most Likely to Wear Crazy Socks – Dr. James Linford
Most Tech-Savvy – Dr. Brad Gaspard
Plays the Best Music in the Operating Room – Dr. Azem Khan
“We are fortunate to have not only some of the most skilled physicians
in the country here at Baton Rouge General, but also many of the most
personable,” said Edgardo Tenreiro, CEO of Baton Rouge General.
“While talent is key, it’s important that we not underestimate
a physician’s bedside manner and that each patient’s needs
are taken into consideration. This superlative contest is a fun way for
team members to show doctors how much they mean to our employees, patients,
and our hospital.”
In addition to the superlative contest, Baton Rouge General team members
at both the Bluebonnet and Mid City campuses signed giant Doctors’
Day cards. Members of the community were also invited to thank their doctor
by liking, sharing and commenting through our annual social media campaign.
- Dr. Venugopal Vatsavayi is always courteous and pleasant with a wonderful
sense of humor! We love you, Dr. V!!!
- Dr. Sarah Drennan is WONDERFUL! She's the whole package, personable,
knowledgeable, everything you'd want in a Dr!!
- Thank you Dr. Russell for all that you do for your patients From my experience
while I was doing radiation you were kind and caring keep up the good work
- Dr. Kenyetta and Tasha Shamlin thank you!!
On Thursday, March 30, all physicians were invited to a special lunch
in honor of their commitment to providing compassionate, innovative, quality
care to the community.
About General Health System
General Health System is the parent company of a network of affiliated
healthcare providers anchored by Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s
two state-of-the-art facilities. It also includes Baton Rouge General
Physicians, Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital, BRG Gastroenterology
Center, BRG Imaging Center, and several other healthcare products and
programs that serve the residents of the capital city’s nine-parish
region. Baton Rouge General is the area’s first community hospital
with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. Since opening its doors in
1900, it has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality
healthcare for generations, with major services including a Regional Burn
Center, Women’s and Children Services, Cancer and Heart and Vascular
centers. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General
serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine.
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