Our Foundation

Our Foundation

Excellence In General Gala

For more than 20 years, the Foundation’s Excellence In General Gala has raised vital funds to support our patients, their families, our physicians and staff. Listed below are a few of the investments made possible by gifts received through the Excellence In General Gala just over the past 3 years:

  • Renovations & Enhancements to Burn Center Outpatient Unit, helping to complete Phase 2 of a three-phased total renovation project of our Regional Burn Center

  • Soothing Glider Rockers for pediatric patient rooms for parents comforting their child after surgery

  • Comforting amenities for those seeking care in Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center including blanket warmers, flat screen TVs and relaxing chairs for lobby areas, specialty patient recliner chairs, patient lifts, electronic bulletin board and water dispenser for the family waiting area

  • The most advanced technological equipment to administer life-saving medications to patients during open heart surgery

  • Revolutionary laryngoscope with video capabilities that ease intubation for patients under anesthesia or during critical moments in intensive care, rescue services and emergency medicine

Support received through the Gala support essential programs and services at Baton Rouge General, meeting the hospital’s most pressing needs and improving healthcare in our community now and in the future. 

Excellence in general award

Since 1990, the Excellence In General Award has been presented by Baton Rouge General Foundation to recognize outstanding achievement by individuals, families and corporations who:

  • Hold high ethical standards

  • Exemplify commitment and dedication toward helping society

  • Have made a significant impact on our community through lifetime achievements

An anonymous committee comprised of Baton Rouge General executives and members of the Foundation Board of Governors select the winner and the award is presented annually at the Excellence in General Gala. Listed below are previous honorees who have accepted this prestigious award. 

Past Honorees:
1990 - Page Acree, MD
1991 - Skip Bertman
1993 - Charles Prosser, MD
1994 - Clyde Edgar Johnson, PhD
1995 - Ralph F. Howe, Sr.
1996 - Mary Jane Howell
1997 - Mary Frey Eaton
1998 - John W. Barton, Sr.
1999 - The Singletary Family
2000 - The Pennington Family
2001 - D. Jensen Holliday
2002 - Dr. Frank and Ann McMains
2003 - Paula Garvey Manship
2010 - Nanette Noland
2011 – The Claude Kirkpatrick Family
2012 – Dr. Eugene Berry & Albemarle Corporation
2013 – Kleinpeter Farms Dairy & The Leon R. & Lillian G. Kleinpeter Family
For more information on the 2014 Excellence In General Gala, please contact the Foundation at (225) 763-4372 or foundation@BRGeneral.org.

To view photos from the 2013 Excellence in General Gala, click here.


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