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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Services Scheduled at Baton Rouge General Medical Center Campuses

Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General will hold services on both campuses next week to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. BRG employees and community members are invited to attend.

"When we consider the social issues impacting our communities today, the life and message of Dr. King is even more critical than ever," said Rev. Raymond Jetson, pastor at Star Hill Church and former State Representative.

Rev. Jetson is the guest speaker for the service scheduled for Bluebonnet campus Tuesday, January 19, at 11 a.m. in Conference Rooms 1 and 2. Rev. Jetson has an extensive background in social and public service, including with the Louisiana House of Representatives, the Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals, and Louisiana Family Recovery Corps.

Baton Rouge General Director of Community Engagement Symil LeDoux will speak at a service at the hospital’s Mid City campus on Monday, January 18, at noon in the Claude Kirkpatrick Chapel. “We conduct this annual service to commemorate Dr. King’s values, which mirror those of Baton Rouge General – courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service,” said Pat Davis, BRG Director of Pastoral Care. “Dr. King had a vision of uniting all people with unconditional love and forgiveness. He strived to bring healing to our people and country. We should never stop working to complete his vision.”

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 the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. 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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