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  • BRG Grant Expands Intern Program at Front Yard Bikes

    September 13, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced a grant to fund five internships at Front Yard Bikes (FYB), a community bike shop that teaches local kids in Baton Rouge how to fix and maintain bikes. Through FYB’s internship program, teenagers with a knack for mechanical skills will learn customer service, process management, and other work-related and interpersonal skills, ...

  • BRG’s Senior Life Wellness Screening Offers Free Health Assessments, Tips

    September 10, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) is hosting a free Senior Life Wellness screening on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 8-11 a.m. at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus. Recommended for adults ages 65+, the screening event will provide important health information and tips for staying active. “As life expectancy continues to increase in the U.S., it’s important to remember that aging ...

  • ‘Look Good Feel Better’ Workshops Give Beauty Boost for Women with Cancer

    September 5, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) will host two Look Good Feel Better workshops this fall, with volunteer beauty professionals lending their support to women with cancer – from makeup tips and wig selection to nail care and clothing do’s and don’ts. The workshops will be held Monday, Sept. 10 and Monday, Oct. 8, from 1-3 p.m., on BRG’s Bluebonnet campus at ...

  • Baton Rouge General Wins National Consumer Loyalty Award

    September 4, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General (BRG) was ranked 83rd in the nation and first in Baton Rouge for consumer loyalty, according to National Research Corporation (NRC) Health’s new Consumer Loyalty Awards. The Consumer Loyalty Awards are the first and only loyalty-based hospital rankings in the U.S, recognizing the top healthcare facilities garnering extraordinary loyalty from their ...

  • Baton Rouge General Announces New Leadership Roles

    August 27, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Baton Rouge General (BRG) today announced two changes to its executive leadership team. Stephen Mumford, who has served as the hospital’s Vice President of Operations since 2017, was promoted to BRG’s Chief Operating Officer, and the BRG Foundation has named Erik Showalter as its new President. Mumford joined the organization as a nurse in 2005, and has since served ...

  • Stroke Program at Baton Rouge General Earns Re-Certification

    August 16, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that it has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The certification was awarded for meeting the highest standards for the treatment of stroke patients, ...

  • BRG Offers Free Vascular Screening, Discusses At-Risk Factors for Stroke

    August 14, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) and Vascular Clinic are hosting a free vascular screening on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 5-7 p.m. at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus. The screening event is designed to identify signs, symptoms and risk factors of carotid artery disease, which increases the risk of stroke. “Heart disease and stroke are two of the most widespread health issues in ...

  • Baton Rouge General Earns NAPBC Re-Accreditation for Breast Services

    August 13, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Baton Rouge General’s (BRG) Pennington Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year/full re-accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. In 2009, BRG’s cancer program was the first in Louisiana to be granted accreditation by NAPBC. “Our accreditation by ...

  • Baton Rouge General Physician Recognized with Inaugural Teaching Award

    August 2, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General Physicians’ Dr. Robert Chasuk was one of 17 teaching faculty to receive the inaugural Clinical Faculty Teaching Award from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC). Recipients were selected based on nominations from students, faculty and administrators across AUC’s 24 clinical teaching sites. Chasuk is the Associate ...

  • “Hustle for Your Health” at Baton Rouge General’s ‘70s-Themed 5K Race

    August 1, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) today announced Hustle for Your Health, its second annual 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, with $15 early registration open until August 15. This year’s ‘70s-themed race will take place Saturday, Nov. 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The courses are designed for every fitness level and will allow runners to “move and groove” as they ...

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