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Hospital Volunteers Recognized at Appreciation Luncheon

Baton Rouge General Hosts Annual Event in Honor of National Volunteer Week

Baton Rouge, La. – It’s National Volunteer Week and in recognition of the more than 400 volunteers who selflessly share their time and energy to support our patients, families and community, Baton Rouge General hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, April 16, at the Oak Lodge Reception Center. The Baton Rouge General Volunteer Auxiliary was chartered in 1953, and last year, hospital volunteers have generously provided a total of 24,000 service hours in nearly 30 departments across the hospital’s Mid City and Bluebonnet campuses, including Surgery Waiting Room, Gift Shop, Information Desks, Outpatient Infusion, Inpatient and Pediatric Rehab. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities at Baton Rouge General, visit hereor call (225) 387-7079.

Volunteers pictured at event (left to right): Brenda Sterling, Marvin Allen and Joyce Rodrigue.

Baton Rouge General Volunteer Services Director Symil LeDoux (center) pictured with volunteers (left to right) Beverly Pourciau and Vivian Rowell.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 590 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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