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Employee Giving Program Supports Patients, Fellow Co-Workers at Baton Rouge General

Baton Rouge – More than 1,000 Baton Rouge General employees raised a record-breaking $277,000 in donations and pledges through the annual You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program, which supports programs and services at the not-for-profit, community hospital. The program, which is facilitated through Baton Rouge General’s Foundation, is an opportunity for employees to join together to make a financial contribution that directly impacts all aspects of the hospital.

“It is truly inspiring to see the tremendous generosity of Baton Rouge General’s employees,” said Mark F. Slyter, President and CEO. “Their contributions touch the lives of each and every person served by our hospital, and demonstrate our entire team’s personal dedication to our patients, their fellow co-workers and our community.”

One hundred percent of the funds raised through the program directly support employees, patients and their families through hospital-wide focus projects, employee-driven projects, and the employee assistance fund (EAF) which helps staff members who have experienced major life challenges, such as fires and floods. Since the program began in 2010, more than $1.1 million has been donated by this program to support 61 projects throughout both hospital campuses – ranging from innovative robotic technology for heart and GYN patients to facility enhancements. For more information on projects funded through this program, visit here.

Baton Rouge General employees who served as area coordinators for the 2014 You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program gather for a celebration.

Baton Rouge General employees celebrate soaring past the donation goal for the 2014 You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program

About Baton Rouge General's Foundation

Baton Rouge General Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support programs, education, services and research for Baton Rouge General. Our hospital's mission is to improve lives and strengthen our community by providing exceptional healthcare. In 2012, the General provided more than $28 million in indigent care. Foundation donors directly impact and improve healthcare provided to the Greater Baton Rouge community by supporting the enhancement of key service areas, establishing new programs and purchasing of new equipment or technology. For more information, visit here.

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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