• 2018’s Most Popular Baby Names in Baton Rouge

    December 31, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Riley and Jayden are the most popular baby names of 2018 at Baton Rouge General. While Olivia topped last year’s list, it dropped all the way down to the fifth spot this year. For girls, variations of Riley were trendy this year, including Rylie, Rylei, Ryleigh and Ri’Leigh. Two of BRG’s top five girl names align with the national trend – Ava and ...

  • BRG Physicians Recognized as Top Performers by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

    December 20, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Nineteen Baton Rouge General Physicians were recognized as Top Performers by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana for the treatment of four chronic conditions - diabetes, hypertension, vascular disease and kidney disease. At the 2018 Quality Blue Primary Care Statewide Collaborative, BCBSLA recognized nearly 500 primary care doctors from around the state who earned top ...

  • State’s First Endovascular Procedure for Dialysis Patients Performed at Baton Rouge General

    December 18, 2018

    Minimally Invasive Option Creates Access for Dialysis Without Open Surgery BATON ROUGE, La. – Vascular surgeon Dr. Joseph Griffin was the first physician in Louisiana and the second in the country to perform a new endovascular procedure for patients with chronic kidney disease. Performed at Baton Rouge General, the procedure gives surgeons a minimally invasive way to create access to the ...

  • Baton Rouge General Named Center of Excellence for New Stroke Prevention Procedure

    December 13, 2018

    BRG One of Three Facilities Statewide to Earn Distinction BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General (BRG) has been named a Center of Excellence by the developer of a new stroke prevention procedure. The hospital is one of only three facilities in Louisiana to earn the distinction from Silk Road Medical. Dr. Vince Weaver, a vascular surgeon with Vascular Specialty Center, was the first physician in ...

  • Pennington Foundation Pledges $2 Million Match Gift to Baton Rouge General Foundation

    December 6, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, the Baton Rouge General (BRG) Foundation announced a $2 million match gift directed to BRG’s Pennington Cancer Center from The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation. Once fulfilled, the donation will be the single largest gift in BRG’s history. With their gift, the Pennington Foundation issues a challenge: for every dollar directed to the Pennington ...

  • Baton Rouge General Opens Express Care Clinic near LSU’s South Gates

    November 29, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Tomorrow, Baton Rouge General (BRG) will celebrate the opening of its newest Express Care clinic, near the south gates of LSU, in the Highland Village shopping center at 4410 Highland Rd. The grand opening celebration will be held at 9 a.m. at the clinic with BRG representatives in attendance, followed by a walk-through tour of the new clinic. BRG Express Care is now open ...

  • Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General Returns with Bigger and Brighter Light Display

    November 19, 2018

    Tis the season to enjoy 100,000 lights, 5 tons of real snow, visits with Santa and more BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) invites community members to visit Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General, a light display on BRG’s campus at the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. Now through December 31, the lawn in front of the hospital is transformed into a twinkling, ...

  • Baton Rouge General Cements Status as Louisiana’s Only Verified Burn Center

    November 14, 2018

    BRG’s Regional Burn Center Earns Re-Verification BATON ROUGE, La. – Today Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that its Regional Burn Center has earned re-verification from the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons, retaining its designation as Louisiana’s only verified burn center, and the only verified center between Florida and Texas. Verification is a ...

  • BRG Honored in 13 Categories at Louisiana Hospital Association Marketing Awards

    November 12, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) was honored in 13 categories for marketing and public relations at the Nov. 9 Louisiana Hospital Association Pelican Awards for Excellence in Hospital Public Relations and Marketing, the most of any hospital in the state. The winning categories were: Best in Show: Strategy – BRG and BRG Physicians website launch Creative Director of the Year ...

  • Baton Rouge General receives another ‘A’ for patient safety

    November 8, 2018

    For seven years, BRG receives more top safety ratings than any other local hospital BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) again received an ‘A’ for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. Only 20 hospitals in Louisiana and two in East Baton Rouge Parish received an ‘A’ rating in the fall report. This is the seventh year in a row for Baton Rouge General ...

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