• Mobile Learning Lab Rolls onto Baton Rouge General Campus

    August 20, 2019

    Its only stop in Baton Rouge, lab trains on world’s smallest heart pump BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) clinicians will learn about new ways to fight complex heart disease, courtesy of an 18-wheeler turned mobile laboratory rolling onto the Bluebonnet campus Wednesday, Aug. 21. Trainers from Abiomed will educate BRG’s heart care team on the Impella device and give a ...

  • Baton Rouge General Launches Area’s First Pastoral Care Residency Program

    August 15, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General is growing its Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program to include a class of residents who will work full-time for a year at the hospital, learning the art and skill of pastoral care in a clinical setting. BRG’s CPE program is the only one in Baton Rouge, providing graduate-level professional and theological training to those who want to ...

  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting Puberty

    August 12, 2019

    New ‘Boys to Men’ class helps prepare boys for adolescence BATON ROUGE, La. – Adolescence means a lot of changes for boys, and sometimes just starting the conversation about puberty can be uncomfortable, not to mention how to address all the questions that may come up. Baton Rouge General (BRG) is making it a little easier with a new class called “Boys to Men,” which ...

  • Rachael Kermis, MD, Joins Baton Rouge General Physicians

    August 7, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Rachael Kermis, MD, has recently joined Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) as a family medicine physician, providing care for patients of all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Dr. Kermis earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in human biology, health and society, and her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her ...

  • BRG, YMCA Team Up To Bring Nutrition to Summer Camp

    July 24, 2019

    Program reach grows to 700 kids at six local branches BATON ROUGE, La. – For the second year, Baton Rouge General (BRG) and YMCA of the Capital Area have teamed up to infuse YMCA’s popular summer camps with nutrition and fitness tips. During 30-45 minute sessions over the course of a week, BRG’s dietitians and fitness team work with the kids on a range of healthy living topics, ...

  • Check Back-to-School Prep Off Your List at BRG’s Free Mid City Screening Event

    July 18, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General’s Family Health Center will host a Back-to-School Screening at the Mid City campus on Saturday, July 27 from 9:00 a.m.-noon. The free event includes screenings for children up to age 18 -- vision, hearing and dental, as well as sports physicals and general physical exams by a physician. All children screened will receive a free backpack sponsored by ...

  • ‘Camp Catahoula’ Brings Together Pediatric Burn Survivors for Free Summer Camp

    July 17, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – A group of 40 pediatric burn survivors headed to Baton Rouge General’s Camp Catahoula Monday, July 15, in Lawrence, Miss. The week-long camp provides some summer fun -- swimming, fishing and games – all while sharing their experiences with other burn survivors. Camp Catahoula is staffed by volunteers from Baton Rouge General -- doctors, nurses, physical and ...

  • Free Lunch & Learn: How Are Processed Foods Affecting Your Health?

    July 1, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host a July 17 Lunch and Learn event about processed foods and how they are affecting your health. “Processed foods like crackers and chips, deli meats and frozen meals are convenient, but they usually contain hidden sugar, sodium, trans-fats, additives and preservatives,” said Kristen West, registered dietitian at Baton Rouge ...

  • Free Lunch & Learn: Normal Aging or Signs of Heart Valve Disease?

    June 19, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host a June 26 Lunch and Learn event on heart valve disease. More than five million Americans are diagnosed with some form of the disease each year. “Many people remain undiagnosed with heart valve disease because they write off their symptoms – a slowdown in normal activity, fatigue or shortness of breath – as normal signs of ...

  • Free Skin Cancer Screening Headed to BRG Mid City

    May 30, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) is offering a free skin cancer screening Thursday, June 13 at its Mid City campus. The screening will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., with physicians on hand to check for suspicious spots on the skin. “One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime,” said Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, a dermatologist. “While it is the ...

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