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  • 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 ...

  • Dishing out Details on Healthy Holiday Favorites: Free Lunch & Learn for Community

    November 7, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Eating healthy during the holidays doesn’t have to be a struggle. Baton Rouge General and its BRG Fit! team want to help you enjoy those seasonal staples without the guilt. A Nov. 15 Lunch and Learn event will be held on the Bluebonnet campus, led by a BRG dietitian who will dish out details on how to put a healthy spin on popular holiday recipes. “Believe it ...

  • Baton Rouge General Recognized for Health Initiatives

    November 1, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General’s (BRG) commitment to workplace wellness has earned the hospital’s Bluebonnet campus the Level One WellSpot designation. BRG had been a Level Two WellSpot since 2015. This upgrade comes after BRG’s Baby-Friendly designation from UNICEF and the World Health Organization earlier this year. The WellSpot designation is part of Louisiana ...

  • Turn Back the Clock, Make the Safety Switch

    October 30, 2018

    BRG Regional Burn Center Urges Residents to Change Smoke Detector Batteries BATON ROUGE, La. – As Daylight Saving Time approaches on November 4, Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center urges local residents to change their home’s smoke detector batteries when they turn back the clock for the time change. BRG is calling it the Safety Switch. “This isn’t just a ...

  • BRG Takes Home ELEVATE Award from Capstone Health Alliance

    October 29, 2018

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) today announced that Todd Daniel, materials management director, received the 2018 ELEVATE Award from the Capstone Health Alliance. BRG partners with Capstone, a regional group purchasing alliance of healthcare members that blends the best of regional and national contracting for optimal cost savings. Capstone members share best practices and ...

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