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Baton Rouge General Celebrates Doctors' Day with Successful Social Campaign

Baton Rouge, La. – In celebration of Doctors’ Day on March 30, Baton Rouge General launched a community-wide social media campaign to honor doctors in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. With more than 1,000 Likes, 156 Comments, 30 Shares and a reach of over 60,000, the campaign was a huge success!

“We are privileged to have some of the most skilled physicians in the country practice medicine at Baton Rouge General and we want to tell them how much they mean to our Community of Caring” says President and CEO Mark F. Slyter.

Beginning Monday, March 24 Baton Rouge General posted pictures and comments on their Facebook page daily, inviting the community to share stories about their favorite doctor or just say thanks. The positive response was heartfelt…

“Happy doctors’ day to all doctors! You are the backbone to our communities with the best knowledge for all who depend on your expertise! Thank you and God bless you and your families.”

Others extended their thanks to “all the nurses & doctors in the ER on the night of March 16th who saved my daddy's life when his heart stopped & I thought I lost him... The immediate care my daddy received & the kindness extended to my mom & I meant the world to us.”

Baton Rouge General Employees, visitors and patients were invited to sign an enormous 7x5 ft. Doctors’ Day card that was stationed near the entry of the cafeterias at the Mid City and Bluebonnet campus.

The campaign wrapped on Monday, March 31 as all physicians were invited to a special lunch in honor of their commitment to providing compassionate, innovative, quality care to the community.

From left, Baton Rouge General Chief Medical Officer Dr. Floyd Roberts, Dr. Maloa Chu, Dr. Venugopal Vatsavayi and Dr. Vasudev Tatipose with the special Doctors’ Day card signed by hospital Employees and staff.

Physicians enjoyed a special Doctors’ Day luncheon on Monday, March 31. Pictured here are (from left) Dr. Amanda Watts, Dr. Hollis O’Neal, Dr. Ryan Richard and Dr. Bradley Blasiar.

Physicians at Baton Rouge General’s Doctors’ Day luncheon on Monday, March 31. Pictured here (from left) Dr. Taylar Childress, Dr. Jo Anne Barrios and Dr. Angelique Goedeke.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 527 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations. From our birth center to senior services, and state-of-the-art heart and cancer care, Baton Rouge General provides care for the whole family at every age and every stage of life.

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. 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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