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Diversity & Inclusion Council

At Baton Rouge General, we are proud of our diverse team and patient base, and our commitment to diversity and inclusion remains a core part of our care, strategies, brand, and policies. We are proud to care for all patients regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or economic background.

Mission Statement
We identify, prioritize, and address key issues to foster innovative actions that deliver equitable health care and create an inclusive work environment that celebrates the contributions of all employees.


The hospital’s Diversity and Inclusion Council promotes and supports diversity and inclusion in these key areas:

  • Patient Experience: Providing an excellent patient experience by understanding patient diversity and meeting the needs of the many different people the hospital serves
  • Workforce: Recruiting a diverse workforce that is sensitive to and inclusive of people’s differences and educating staff on working with diverse team members and caring for diverse patient populations
  • Community Health: Working with a wide variety of groups and individuals in the community to improve people’s health and access to care
  • Business Partners: Doing business with diverse vendors and suppliers

Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion

Black History Month

This February, we're celebrating Black History month by honoring the contributions of black healthcare professionals! The Black History Month 2022 theme Black Health & Wellness, explores the legacy of black healthcare professionals. Join us in celebrating the contributions made to BRG by our black employees!​ Here are their stories:

Dr. Tony Johnson, Primary Care Phyiscian

Mr. Herman James, EVS Technician III