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Baton Rouge General Celebrates Women's Heart Health at Go Red Luncheon

Baton Rouge General proudly supported community efforts to raise awareness about women’s heart health at the Capital Area American Heart Association's 2014 Go Red Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 7. As a local major sponsor of this year’s Go Red campaign, Baton Rouge General is calling on women and men in the community to take steps today to “Love Your Heart” by empowering themselves through conversations with their doctor and talking with family about their health history. Physicians were also on hand at the General’s photo booth to encourage heart health. The Go Red luncheon featured survivor stories, including Roxane Bingham, a recent Baton Rouge General heart patient who shared her story of surviving a heart attack. Check out all our Go Red event photos at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and be sure to share your heart health tips and#StartAConversation today.

In celebration of National Wear Red Day, Baton Rouge General’s campuses also went red on Friday, Feb. 7, with heart healthy menus in the cafes as well as passing out apples and heart health information throughout the hospital.

On Baton Rouge General’s red carpet at the Go Red luncheon (L to R): Stephanie Awad, MD, Baton Rouge General Physicians and Robert St. Amant, MD, Baton Rouge General Physicians

Performing at Baton Rouge General’s booth at the Go Red luncheon – pictured (L to R): Alvarez Hertzog, Wess Anderson, Jazz saxophonist and recent Baton Rouge General stroke patient; George Bell, Senior Vice President, Community Relations, Baton Rouge General.

Posing with Baton Rouge General’s “Love Your Heart” sculpture – (Standing L to R): Hollye Briggs; Roxane Bingham, recent Baton Rouge General heart attack survivor; Elaine Hillman; (Kneeling L to R): Denise Brister; Frances Bingham

Baton Rouge General’s campuses go red encouraging our employees to “Love Your Heart” – pictured (L to R) with their heart healthy apples are employees Khelsea Conley, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, and Jessica Ashford, RN

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is Baton Rouge’s first and only 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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