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Baton Rouge General Celebrates Doctors' Day

Baton Rouge, La. – Today, healthcare organizations will celebrate National Doctors’ Day to honor the contributions of physicians who dedicate their lives to the health and well-being of our families and communities.

At Baton Rouge General, we recognize the more than 700 physicians representing 80 specialties, on our medical staff who provide compassionate, innovative, quality healthcare. Over the past year, their focus on patient safety and quality care has made a big difference in the lives of our patients. As Baton Rouge’s only “A” in patient safety, with thirteen #1 clinical rankings and “Top Performer” status in quality, we thank our physicians for their dedication and service to our community.

Recruiting and retaining talented physicians is a priority for Baton Rouge General. Just last week we welcomed 16 new doctors to our family medicine and internal medicine training programs housed at Baton Rouge General Mid City. Our residents receive their medical training on both campuses, and last year, served more than 37,600 patients.

To honor our physicians on Doctors’ Day, Baton Rouge General hosted special luncheons on both campuses, and invited employees, visitors and patients to sign an enormous 7 x 5-foot card to share their thanks and well wishes. “We are privileged to have some of the most skilled physicians in the country practice medicine at Baton Rouge General and we want them to know how much they mean to our Community of Caring,” said Baton Rouge General President and CEO Mark Slyter.

The hospital has also launched a Doctors’ Day appreciation campaign on Baton Rouge General’s Facebook page, where readers can share personal messages with their physicians.

From left, Dr. Shavaun Cotton, Dr. Zachary Pray, and Dr. Vincent Shaw are honored during the Doctors’ Day Celebration.

From left, Dr. Bijay Risal and Family Nurse Practitioner Trina Keller, RN, enjoy the Doctors’ Day Celebration.

Physical therapist Jennifer Shropshire signs Doctors’ Day thank you card.

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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