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Baton Rouge General Wins Louisiana Nightingale Awards

Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General won four coveted Nightingale Awards from the Louisiana State Nurses Association (LSNA) Saturday night at the annual awards banquet.

The hospital took home awards in the following categories:

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse of the Year – Danielle Bennett, NP-C; Nurse Practitioner/Outpatient Coordinator, BRG Outpatient Burn Clinic
  • Registered Nurse Mentor of the Year – Denise Bradford, MSN, RN; Director of Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Educator of the Year – Linda Markey, PhD, MSN, RN; Manager, Clinical Education/Resource Pool
  • Hospital of the Year – 161 beds or greater (tied with Our Lady of the Lake)

“What an honor to see BRG and its nurses recognized for the outstanding leadership and superior care we provide every day to our patients. These three nurses are loyal, kind, caring, compassionate role models, keeping patients at the center of every decision they make in collaboration with our physicians. They prove that nursing is not just a job; it’s a calling,” said Monica Nijoka, Chief Nursing Officer at Baton Rouge General.

Baton Rouge General was named first in Greater Baton Rouge for Overall Medical Care by CareChex for the last three consecutive year, and in the top 2% of hospitals nationwide for Overall Medical Care by CareChex in 2017.

Learn more about Baton Rouge General and its award winning services by visiting To find a doctor, call 225-763-4500 or visit

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at@BRGeneral.