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Section: Press Releases - posted in 2018

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  • Baton Rouge General Offers Tips for Aging Gracefully

    Baton Rouge, La. – We are all getting older, but having another birthday shouldn’t put a stop to living your best life. Wednesday, June 20, Baton Rouge General Nurse Practitioner Tiffany Simon will offer helpful advice for aging gracefully through your 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. The noon session at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus will include an exercise demonstration, advice on healthy ...
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  • Baton Rouge General is First Site of Safer, FDA-Approved Treatment for Diseased Arteries

    Newly approved technology helps surgeons remove plaque thoroughly and with more precision Baton Rouge, La. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new, safer, more thorough approach to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD). The worldwide clinical trial to treat PAD with Avinger’s next generation of the Pantheris lumivascular atherectomy system began in March 2017 ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Newborn is On Trend for National Seersucker Day

    Baton Rouge, LA – Just a few hours into National Seersucker Day, Kui and Zhen Chen welcomed their new baby boy into the world at Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center. Born at 7 lb., 11 oz. on June 7, Lawrence is the Chens’ second son. The family is doing great. Baby Lawrence shows off his style on National Seersucker Day A Louisiana creation, the seersucker suit is worn around the ...
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  • Keep Summer Safe with These Tips from BRG’s Verified Regional Burn Center

    BRG Regional Burn Center Medical Director offers burn prevention tips for a happy, uneventful summer Baton Rouge, La. – Each year, more than 15,000 patients visit emergency rooms for burns involving grills. With this weekend’s Memorial Day celebrations kicking off the summer, Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center Medical Director Dr. Tracee Short offers five simple burn safety tips. ...
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  • Seven Baton Rouge General Nurses Recognized for Extraordinary Contributions

    BRG’s annual Nurse Excellence banquet honors excellence and compassioné Baton Rouge, La. – Nursing professionals were honored for their extraordinary leadership and contributions at Baton Rouge General’s annual Nurse Excellence Awards Ceremony and Banquet on May 11 at the Renaissance Hotel. We often think of nurses at a hospital bedside, in a doctor’s office caring ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Receives Baby-Friendly Designation from UNICEF/WHO

    Baton Rouge, La. –Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced today that it has received the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation from the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The designation was created to assist hospitals in providing support and education to new moms about the ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Named one of Nation’s Safest Hospitals

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Baton Rouge General (BRG) received the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award this week, placing BRG in the top ten percent of hospitals across the country for patient safety. BRG was the only hospital in Baton Rouge, and just one of nine in Louisiana, to receive the designation. 458 hospitals across the nation earned the award, including BRG’s Mid City and ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Celebrates Patients and their Families at Annual Luncheon

    Baton Rouge, La. – Last week, Baton Rouge General’s Foundation celebrated patients and their families at the annual Experience the Difference luncheon. The event, sponsored by Hancock Whitney and held at the Renaissance Hotel, raised money to support patients at Baton Rouge General. New Roads resident Wendy Carnes spoke at the event, sharing her story about being treated at BRG’s ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Names ‘The Way to Work’ Division the 2018 Community Enhancement Award Winner

    Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) named HOPE Ministries ’ The Way to Work Sustainable Workforce SOLUTIONS (TWTW) division as the recipient of its 2018 Community Enhancement Award (CEA). BRG will invest $50,000 into the program each year, for up to three years. The CEA is a new program launched by BRG this year as a way to focus its sponsorship efforts in the ...
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  • Baton Rouge General Partners with the CDC to Help Louisianans At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced today that the organization is partnering with the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) to pilot a year-long Diabetes Prevention Program to assist people at risk for diabetes. Consistently ranked in the top 10 states with the most people with type 2 diabetes, Louisiana’s diagnoses of the adult-onset disease continue to trend upward. ...
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