Baton Rouge General Holds First NICU Reunion02-May-2012
Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General Medical Center recently held its first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion for graduates and their families. Over 80 parents, children and hospital staff members attended the event which was held at Baton Rouge General’s Bluebonnet hospital. NICU graduates and their families reconnected with NICU staff and celebrated with face painting, craft activities and a balloon release in recognition of the graduates. Attendees also shared information about Baton Rouge General’s NICU family support groups to offer a forum for NICU parents to share their experiences. The Oaks Kiwanis Club helped sponsor the event, providing jambalaya and music. Several community organizations participated in the event and provided safety and community resource information, including the EBR Sheriff's Office, Volunteers of America and Lexlee Kid's which offered car seat safety checks.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 544 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.
Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information about Baton Rouge General, please visit www.BRGeneral.org.