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Mid City Matters - June 2021

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Happy One Year Anniversary to the Mid City ER!

Coffee and t-shirts and murals – oh my! What a fun way to celebrate a year of the Mid City Emergency Room.

On Friday, June 18 we celebrated the one year anniversary of re-opening the Mid City Emergency room. Over the past year, we’ve care for nearly 15,000 patients with a host of illnesses including COVID-19 and much more.

“COVID-19 is what aided us in reopening the emergency room, and now that COVID-19 is declining, thankfully, I hope each of you know that the organization is committed to keeping this organization open here at the Mid City campus,” our Mid City Chief Operating Officer Trisha Guidry told the crowd on Friday morning. “We’re going to move forward to be here for you and our community.”

Community Coffee was on site with free coffee for our employees to enjoy while the picked up their new Mid City t-shirts. The most exciting part of the event? Staff was able to leave their mark on our new mural located outside the ER. We’ve teamed up with The Walls Project to create a custom mural for everyone in the Mid City community to enjoy for years to come!

Thank you to our staff, our patients and the Mid City community for all your support. Stay tuned for the officially unveiling of the mural soon!

Have you gone Beyond the Chart yet?

Beyond the Chart is an off-the-record conversation with Baton Rouge General’s medical elite. We pull back the curtain to give you an inside look on what’s happening behind the hospital walls. It’s more than just medicine. It’s real conversations with real people.

Beyond the Chart is available anywhere you listen to podcasts: Spotify, Apple, Google Podcasts, IHeartRadio, and more.

Free Vascular Screening Series!

BRG and Vascular Specialty Center are hosting a free screening series designed to identify signs, symptoms, and risk factors of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Major risk factors for PAD include older age, smoking, those with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and physical inactivity. This event is open to adults over 50 who have not had a screening in the past two years. Screenings will take place at BRG’s Mid City Specialty Center on August 24 and October 19.

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Additional Upcoming Events:

Boys to Men: June 27, 2021 – Bluebonnet Campus

Led by family physician, Boys to Men is tailored for boys ages 10 – 13 and a parent or trusted adult that focuses on how a boy transitions through puberty, including topics like proper hygiene, skin and body changes and more. REGISTER NOW for any of the upcoming Boys to Men classes.

Girl Talk: May 2, 2021 – Mid City Campus

Girl Talk is a one-day class led by Baton Rouge General OB/GYN physicians for girls ages 9 – 11 and a parent or trusted adult and focuses on what girls experience during puberty, including skin changes, first periods, breast development and more. REGISTER NOW for any upcoming Girl Talk Classes.