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Baton Rouge General/General Health System Announces New Board of Trustees

Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General/General Health System recently announced new appointments and members to the Board of Trustees.

After concluding her post as Interim President and CEO of Baton Rouge General/General Health System, Evelyn K. Hayes, MD, has returned to her seat as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Serving on the board for 12 years, Dr. Hayes specializes in women’s health and has practiced medicine in our community for more than 35 years. Baton Rouge General/General Health System also welcomes three new members – Everett Bonner, MD, FACS, Debra Lockwood and Isabelina Nahmens, PhD – to its Board of Trustees.

Everett Bonner, MD, FACS, is a general surgeon with The Baton Rouge Clinic and specializes in breast diseases, and also serves as Breast Committee Chair for Baton Rouge General.

Debra Lockwood is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Provident Resources Group Inc., and previously served as Volunteer-Chairman on the 2010-11 National Board of the American Heart Association.

Isabelina Nahmens, PhD, is an Associate Industrial Engineering Professor with appointments in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Construction Management Departments at Louisiana State University. Her work focuses on quality engineering and construction management through Lean and Six Sigma process improvement methods.

Sue Anne Cox and Roy G. Kadair, MD, have concluded their service on the board. Baton Rouge General recognizes the service of its board members, past and present, and is grateful to them for dedicating their time and energy to serve on the Baton Rouge General/General Health System Board of Trustees.

Baton Rouge General/General Health System Board of Trustees:
Evelyn K. Hayes, MD, Chair
Janice Pellar, Vice Chair
Venkat Banda, MD
Everett Bonner, MD, FACS
Peter J. Bostick, MD
Gregory Bowser
Perry Franklin
Gary Graphia
Margaret Hart
Leslie Herpin Marx
Joseph E. Juban
James Llorens, PhD
Debra Lockwood
Isabelina Nahmens, PhD
Andrew Olinde, MD
Charles (Buddy) Roemer
Reverend Ronnie L. Williams
Elaine Vallette, DrPH, RN

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.

About General Health System

General Health System (GHS) is the corporate parent of Baton Rouge General and handles administrative functions such as recruitment and human resources for the hospital. In addition to the hospital, General Health System subsidiaries include Baton Rouge General Physicians, Baton Rouge General Medical Center's Foundation and other affiliates and programs providing care and services to residents of the Capital city's nine-parish region. For more information about General Health System and Baton Rouge General, visit BRGeneral.org.

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