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  • 4th Annual Bloom Event Welcomes New and Expecting Moms

    April 15, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Whether you’re expecting your first bundle of joy, have recently welcomed a baby or plan to expand your family, Red Stick Moms Blog and Baton Rouge General invite you to attend Bloom, an annual event celebrating motherhood and pregnancy. This year’s brunch will be held Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. on Baton Rouge General’s Bluebonnet campus. “As ...

  • Free Lunch & Learn for Community Focuses on Managing Cholesterol

    April 11, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host an April 24 Lunch and Learn event on managing cholesterol, a health concern for the nearly 95 million adult Americans who have either borderline or high cholesterol. While the body needs cholesterol to make hormones and digest food, too much cholesterol increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. Dr. Amit Patel, an interventional ...

  • Babysitting Course Empowers Aspiring Babysitters to “BSAFE”

    April 10, 2019

    Course available at Baton Rouge General’s Mid City and Bluebonnet campuses BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General (BRG) is bringing a BSAFE Babysitting course to its Mid City and Bluebonnet campuses, empowering kids ages 12 and up with the training and real-world skills to be a safe and successful babysitter. The one-day course includes First Aid and CPR certification, home safety, and ...

  • John and Rhandi Wise, MD, Join Baton Rouge General OB/GYN Group

    April 8, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – John Wise, MD, and Rhandi Wise, MD, have recently joined Baton Rouge General Physicians as OB/GYNs. Both physicians are with Baton Rouge General Physicians – Obstetrics & Gynecology, located on the Bluebonnet campus at 8595 Picardy Avenue, Suite 320. They join six other providers in the practice, providing personalized obstetrics care, and routine and preventive ...

  • BRG Brings Free Health Screenings to Nicholson Gateway

    April 2, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General’s Express Care clinic, located steps from Tiger Stadium at LSU’s Nicholson Gateway, is hosting a free health screening event on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Screenings will include cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. “If you’re in the area Saturday, stop by and take advantage of these quick, preventive screenings, which ...

  • ‘Books for Babies’ Takes on Louisiana’s Lack of Literacy

    March 28, 2019

    Adult literacy lagging, but more parents reading to infants BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) and Episcopal School of Baton Rouge have teamed up on a “Books for Babies” program, giving new families at BRG’s Birth Center a set of books to start their home library. Nationally, one in six adults have less-than-basic literacy, and Louisiana ranks higher than the ...

  • Baton Rouge General Hosts Free Kids’ Nutrition Class

    March 19, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) is hosting a free nutrition class geared to kids aged 6-13 on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at BRG’s Bluebonnet campus. BRG’s dietitians and fitness team will focus on a range of healthy living topics, including building a healthy plate, snacking, and daily activity versus screen time. They’ll also play games that ...

  • ‘Match Day’ Brings New Residents to BRG’s Family and Internal Medicine Programs

    March 18, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – On “Match Day,” Friday, March 15, Baton Rouge General (BRG) proudly welcomed the 20 new doctors who will join its family medicine and internal medicine residency programs. The physicians will complete their residency training at the Bluebonnet and Mid City campuses, which provide a clinical setting for Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, ...

  • Free Lunch & Learn Discusses AFib, Connection to Stroke Risk

    March 14, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host a March 20 Lunch and Learn event on atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular and often rapid heart rate affecting nearly 3 million Americans. Dr. Lance LaMotte, an interventional cardiologist with Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, will help attendees understand AFib and its related risk factors like stroke and heart failure. He will also explain ...

  • Baton Rouge General Brings Healing through Music for Area’s Tiniest Patients

    March 11, 2019

    BRG’s Arts in Medicine, Birth Center start NICU Music Therapy program BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) is bringing a Music Therapy Program to its tiniest patients through an expansion of its Arts in Medicine program. Beginning this month, babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will be exposed to calming, rhythmic sounds that are designed to help babies grown and ...

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