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BRG’s Dr. Vincent Shaw Appointed to State Commission Focusing on Perinatal Care

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Vincent Shaw Jr., MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, a family medicine physician at Baton Rouge General (BRG), has been appointed to Louisiana’s Commission on Perinatal Care and Prevention of Infant Mortality. The state commission includes members from various healthcare fields, and Dr. Shaw joins BRG’s director of women’s services Erika Moss, DHA, MBA, BSN, RN, who has represented the field of neonatal nursing on the commission since 2021.

The commission was established to research and review all state regulations, guidelines, policies, and procedures that impact perinatal care, and to make recommendations to the legislature and secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. In addition, the commission is responsible for providing a plan that the state can adopt to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies, sick infants, and infant mortalities.

Dr. Shaw has practiced medicine for 20 years and serves as the program director for BRG’s Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship Programs. He also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and is a team physician for Louisiana State University and Southern University.

A native of Opelousas, Dr. Shaw received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Southern University A&M College and his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his family medicine residency training at BRG’s Family Medicine Residency Program and also completed a sports medicine fellowship at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans.

In 2021, BRG was named a “Birth Ready” hospital by the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC), an initiative of the Bureau of Family Health and an authorized agent of the Louisiana Commission on Perinatal Care and Prevention of Infant Mortality. This designation recognizes facilities for their improved perinatal health outcomes, the result of implementing clinical practices that promote safe, equitable and dignified birth for all birthing persons.

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