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Supermodel Visits Baton Rouge General Birth Center, Promotes Healthy Pregnancies

Baton Rouge, La. – Supermodel and maternal health activist Christy Turlington Burns toured Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center and NICU last week while talking to hospital leadership about Every Mother Counts, her nonprofit that promotes safe pregnancies and births. The visit was hosted by the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation.

“Baton Rouge General offers families a customized delivery in a full-service hospital, capable of managing every type of birth experience,” explained Anna Cazes, RN, MSN, DNS, Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Baton Rouge General. “Our Birth Center is able to provide critical care for both mother and baby, under one roof."

Turlington Burns commented on the importance of having healthcare resources available during delivery, especially if things don’t go as planned. “I don’t know of many hospitals in the country that could handle all the needs of both the mother and the child if something were to go wrong,” she said.

Free tours are available of the BRG Birth Center, known for its luxurious and spacious mother/baby suites and caring staff members. Sign up for a tour and learn more about the Birth Center’s resources and team of experts here or call (225) 763-4141.

Photo: Jeremy Rogers, Chief Operating Officer, Baton Rouge General Physicians; Christy Turlington Burns, Founder, Every Mother Counts; Anna Cazes, RN, MSN, DNS, Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Baton Rouge General; Debra Duffy, Director of Communications, Every Mother Counts; Stephen Mumford, Vice President, Clinical Service Lines, Baton Rouge General

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 the Greater Baton Rouge community with 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/BatonRougeGeneraland follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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