• Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General Returns with More Lights, New Event

    November 8, 2019

    ‘Tis the season to enjoy over 100,000 lights, 5 tons of real snow, visits with Santa and more BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General invites the community to visit Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General, a light display on BRG’s campus at the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. Starting November 23, the lawn in front of the hospital is transformed into a twinkling, ...

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

    November 7, 2019

    For eight 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 16 hospitals in Louisiana and two in East Baton Rouge Parish received an ‘A’ rating in the fall report. This is the eighth year in a row for Baton Rouge General to ...

  • Lawrence Breitkreutz, Jr., MD, Joins Baton Rouge General Cardiovascular and Thoracic Specialists

    November 6, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Lawrence Breitkreutz, Jr., MD, has recently joined Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He will practice at BRGP Cardiovascular and Thoracic Specialists, located on the Bluebonnet campus at 8888 Summa Avenue, Suite 300, joining V. Antoine Keller, MD. Dr. Breitkreutz will perform adult cardiac and thoracic surgery with a focus on valvular and ...

  • Free Lunch & Learn: Stubborn Sinus Infections? Might be Time for the Next Step

    October 15, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host an October 23 Lunch and Learn event on sinusitis, or sinus infections, which affect more than 30 million adults in the U.S., especially in the South. “Symptoms from sinusitis like facial pain or pressure, congestion, runny nose, fever or discolored mucus typically last a few days, but for some people they can persist for weeks,” ...

  • ‘Look Good Feel Better’ Program Boosts Confidence for Women with Cancer

    October 3, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center will host “Look Good Feel Better,” a free national public service program for women who are undergoing cancer treatment, on Monday, Oct. 14 from 1-3 p.m. The program is led by volunteer beauty experts who teach makeup application techniques and offer skin and nail care guidance. They also demonstrate how to ...

  • ‘Mammos & Mimosas’ Combines Breast Care with Brunch, Bubbly and Booths

    October 2, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) will host its annual “Mammos & Mimosas” event October 19. “Mammos & Mimosas” is a Saturday morning brunch event where guests can enjoy a variety of food options, mimosas, live music, local retailers and demonstrations in addition to having a private clinical breast exam and mammogram. This year’s event is from ...

  • Baton Rouge General First in South Louisiana to Provide New Treatment for Postpartum Depression

    October 1, 2019

    Baton Rouge General First in South Louisiana to Provide New Treatment for Postpartum Depression BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General is the first hospital in South Louisiana to offer a new treatment for postpartum depression (PPD). PPD affects an estimated one in nine women in the U.S., either during pregnancy or after childbirth. Symptoms include sadness, anxiety, irritability, withdrawal ...

  • BRG School of Radiologic Technology Faculty Member Appointed to National Organization

    September 26, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Carmen George, faculty member at Baton Rouge General’s School of Radiologic Technology (SORT), has been appointed to the National Bylaws and Standards Committee for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the leading professional association for the medical imaging and radiation therapy community. George will serve a two-year appointment, working directly with ...

  • Pennington Cancer Center Innovating Treatment for Debilitating Finger Condition

    September 23, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – While most have heard the term “trigger finger,” there is a similar, lesser known condition affecting the fingers called “Dupuytren’s contracture.” Dr. Andrew Lauve has treated 15 patients at Baton Rouge General’s (BRG) Pennington Cancer Center with simple, painless radiation therapy to slow or even reverse the progression of early stage ...

  • Baton Rouge General Physicians Named to ‘Most Wired’ List

    September 19, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) was named one of the country’s Most Wired providers in a list released today by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). BRGP is one of three physician practices in Louisiana recognized. The annual Most Wired survey assesses the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare ...

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