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Shell Donates $350,000 to Baton Rouge General’s Critical Care and Regional Burn Center Expansion

Baton Rouge, La. – Last week, officials of Shell’s Louisiana-based operations presented a check for $350,000 to support Baton Rouge General’s Critical Care and Regional Burn Center expansion. The check presentation took place at a ceremony at Shell’s Geismar, LA, chemical manufacturing facility.

The Shell grant will help underwrite the facility’s new Outdoor Children’s Therapy/Play Area that will be located on the rooftop terrace. The new space is purposefully designed to promote healing and help children recovering from severe burns express feelings and cope with pain through activities and entertainment. The area will offer virtual interactive therapy stations that encourage active play blended with therapy in a fun, safe and supportive setting that will benefit both patients and their families.

“Kids should have the opportunity to play – especially while they’re healing,” said Edgardo Tenreiro, President and CEO of Baton Rouge General. “Thanks to Shell’s support, patients of all ages and their families will be able to enjoy a beautiful, comfortable space during their recovery."

BRG’s Regional Burn Center – the first in Louisiana and the 14th in the nation – has saved thousands of lives from more than 150 zip codes and hundreds of offshore platforms in coastal waters since it was established in 1970, and provides advanced, comprehensive burn care to more than 90 percent of the region’s patients who have suffered some of life’s most tragic accidents. BRG’s Regional Burn Center is one of only 125 verified burn centers in the U.S. designated by the American Burn Association and is the only one in the Southeast, with the nearest verified centers in Texas and Florida. 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.

“Shell’s Louisiana businesses are delighted to be able to support this vital regional medical resource,” said Rhoman Hardy, General Manager of Shell’s Geismar manufacturing facility. “This grant is an investment in the people of Louisiana, a state that Shell facilities have called home for nearly a century.”

Shell has over 4,000 employees and some 3,000 retirees in Louisiana, with manufacturing facilities in Geismar, Convent, Norco, and Port Allen, along with a pipeline network and deepwater operations based in New Orleans.

Representing Shell at the presentation ceremony were Rhoman Hardy, General Manager of the Shell Chemical Geismar facility, Hugues Bourgogne, General Manager of the Shell Convent Refinery and Brett Woltjen, General Manager of the Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex.


Representatives from Shell and Baton Rouge General look over plans for the hospital’s Critical Care and Regional Burn Center expansion. Shell presented BRG with a $350,000 donation on March 29 to support the expansion. Pictured left to right are Shell Chemical Geismar General Manager Rhoman Hardy, Baton Rouge General Foundation President Beth Veazey, Shell Convent Refinery General Manager Hugues Bourgogne, Baton Rouge General President and CEO Edgardo Tenreiro, and Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex General Manager Brett Woltjen.


Representatives of Shell present presented Baton Rouge General with a $350,000 donation on March 29 to support the hospital’s Critical Care and Regional Burn Center expansion. Pictured left to right are Baton Rouge General Foundation President Beth Veazey, Shell Chemical Geismar General Manager Rhoman Hardy, Baton Rouge General President and CEO Edgardo Tenreiro, Shell Convent Refinery General Manager Hugues Bourgogne, and Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex General Manager Brett Woltjen.

About Shell
Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs more than 20,000 people working to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future. Shell Oil Company is a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology and one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, gasoline and natural gas marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.

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. Baton Rouge General'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, Baton Rouge General plays an integral role in supporting other Gulf Coast states when the need arises. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General’s medical education programs include 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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