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 Gold Tournament has raised more than $138,000 over the years in support of “Camp I’m Still Me” which allows children who have suffered burn-related injuries to spend time with other survivors, building self-esteem and supporting emotional healing.

BRG's Regional Burn Center was first established in 1970 and is one of only 125 burn centers in the U.S. verified by the American Burn Association. Because of the limited number of burn centers across the nation, BRG plays an integral role in supporting other Gulf Coast states when the need arises. Among the Regional Burn Center’s offerings are support groups and counseling as well as educational resources.

“The IBEW’s generous donations give children with burn injuries the opportunity to enjoy summer camp with others who have similar experiences,” said Edgardo Tenreiro, President and CEO of Baton Rouge General. “We are grateful for their long-time support of our Regional Burn Center."

Among the Regional Burn Center’s offerings are support groups, counseling and educational resources. Learn more about the BRG Regional Burn Center’s resources and team of experts by visiting BRGeneral.org/Burn or by contacting (225) 387-7717 or Burn@BRGeneral.org.

Pictured left to right are: BRG President and CEO Edgardo Tenreiro, Dr. Tracee Short, IBEW officers Jason Dedon and Deanna Simmons, and Foundation President Beth Veazey.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 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 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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