• Free Lunch & Learn Discusses Cardiovascular Disease in Women

    February 21, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host a February 27 Lunch and Learn event on cardiovascular disease in women. Dr. Charisse Ward, a cardiologist with Cardiovascular Institute of the South, will discuss women’s heart health, including unique signs and symptoms, the importance of screening and early diagnosis, plus treatment options and ways to become more heart-healthy. ...

  • BRG’s Birth Center Welcomes First Valentine’s Baby of 2019

    February 14, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – On Valentine’s Day, Mallary Savoie and Joshua Christian welcomed baby girl Joslyn Diane Christian into the world at Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center. Born at 8:09 a.m., 7 lb., 9 oz. Joslyn was the first Valentine’s Day “lovebug” born at the hospital. Mother and baby are both doing well. About Baton Rouge General Medical Center Baton Rouge ...

  • Baton Rouge General Offers Free Vascular Screening

    February 13, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) and Vascular Specialty Center are hosting a free vascular screening on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 5-7 p.m. at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus. The screening event is designed to identify signs, symptoms and risk factors of carotid artery disease, which increases the risk of stroke. Screenings will include a carotid artery ultrasound along with blood ...

  • BRG Community Enhancement Award Applications Accepted Through February 8

    February 5, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, LA. -- Baton Rouge General (BRG) is accepting pre-qualification applications for its 2019 Community Enhancement Award (CEA) through February 8. BRG will invest $50,000 into the winning organization’s program each year, for up to three years. Organizations will be notified of their pre-qualification status by March 1 via e-mail. Those that successfully meet pre-qualification ...

  • BRG, Williamson Eye Center Team Up for Free Health Screenings at Rouses

    February 4, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) has teamed up with Rouses Market and Williamson Eye Center to offer a free health event, including blood pressure, body mass index and eye pressure screenings. The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 7 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rouses Market at Juban Crossing in Denham Springs. Primary care physicians from BRG’s Livingston clinic will be on hand, ...

  • Louisiana’s only certified lymphedema treatment center offers immune-boosting pain relief

    January 30, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced it has been recognized by the National Lymphedema Network. BRG is the only comprehensive treatment program in Louisiana recognized by the network, bringing much needed relief to hundreds of cancer patients and others with lymphedema last year alone. Lymphedema, an abnormal buildup of fluid under the skin, can cause extreme and ...

  • Baton Rouge General Opens Express Care Clinic near Tiger Stadium

    January 29, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) has opened its fourth Express Care clinic, located steps from Tiger Stadium in LSU’s Nicholson Gateway development. Express Care is open 7 days a week and treats serious, but non-life threatening illnesses and injuries, including sprains, minor cuts and burns, allergic reactions, sinus infections, earaches and fever. The clinic also features ...

  • BRG Foundation Announces Changes to Board of Governors

    January 28, 2019

    Scott Kirkpatrick named chair, new members added BATON ROUGE, La. - The Baton Rouge General Foundation recently announced that Scott Kirkpatrick has been named chair of its Board of Governors. Kirkpatrick has served on the board since 2015 and is also an ex officio member of BRG’s Board of Trustees. Kirkpatrick is an attorney at Roedel Parson's Baton Rouge office, where he is a lobbyist ...

  • Hydration Therapy Breaks into Local Healthcare Market at BRG Express Care

    January 24, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Hydration therapy, a popular wellness treatment for headaches, nausea, hangovers, dehydration and athletic recovery, is now available at the Hydration Therapy Lounge inside Baton Rouge General’s Express Care location on Highland Road, near LSU’s south gates. The treatments rapidly replenish fluids, electrolytes and vitamins through an IV. “Studies show ...

  • Baton Rouge General to Host Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Services

    January 18, 2019

    Perry Franklin will be the guest speaker at both events BATON ROUGE, La. - Baton Rouge General (BRG) is hosting two services honoring the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21. Perry Franklin will be the guest speaker at both events, and the public is invited to attend. Franklin was a member of BRG’s Board of Trustees for nine years. His company, Franklin ...

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