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Manners of the Heart Names Baton Rouge General Inaugural Champion of Respect Recipient

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Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) was honored at last week’s Heart in Hand Awards Gala as the recipient of the first ever Champion of Respect Award. The gala was hosted by Manners of the Heart at Live Oak Arabians in Baton Rouge.

BRG President and CEO Edgardo Tenreiro accepted the award on behalf of BRG’s 3500 team members, saying, “Respect has been one of our core values at Baton Rouge General for years. Every patient is different and by taking the time to understand each person’s individual goals and needs, keeping them informed and treating them with dignity, we have created a patient-centered culture that has been recognized as one of the safest and highest rated hospitals in the country. We are honored to be recognized by Manners of the Heart for doing our part to build a better community.”

Presented by Mayor Sharon Weston-Broome, the Champion of Respect award presentation followed awards for educator and school of the year. It’s part of this year’s #BRRespect campaign that asks community members to pledge to treat each other with respect and do small good deeds each week.

"We are grateful that Baton Rouge General has chosen to lead by example and integrate #BRRespect into the lifeblood of their hospital,” said Jill Garner, Manners of the Heart Executive Director. “If companies, small businesses and individuals follow their lead, together, we can transform the culture of our city.”

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About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 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.