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  • Check Back-to-School Prep Off Your List at BRG’s Free Mid City Screening Event

    July 18, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General’s Family Health Center will host a Back-to-School Screening at the Mid City campus on Saturday, July 27 from 9:00 a.m.-noon. The free event includes screenings for children up to age 18 -- vision, hearing and dental, as well as sports physicals and general physical exams by a physician. All children screened will receive a free backpack sponsored by ...

  • ‘Camp Catahoula’ Brings Together Pediatric Burn Survivors for Free Summer Camp

    July 17, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – A group of 40 pediatric burn survivors headed to Baton Rouge General’s Camp Catahoula Monday, July 15, in Lawrence, Miss. The week-long camp provides some summer fun -- swimming, fishing and games – all while sharing their experiences with other burn survivors. Camp Catahoula is staffed by volunteers from Baton Rouge General -- doctors, nurses, physical and ...

  • Graduates of BRG Residency Programs Transition into Healthcare System

    July 8, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Seventeen new physicians are beginning careers at health systems and physician practices across the country after graduating from Baton Rouge General’s (BRG) residency programs in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. For the fourth year in a row, 100 percent of BRG’s Family Medicine residents who took the board examination have passed. BRG’s Internal ...

  • Free Lunch & Learn: How Are Processed Foods Affecting Your Health?

    July 1, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host a July 17 Lunch and Learn event about processed foods and how they are affecting your health. “Processed foods like crackers and chips, deli meats and frozen meals are convenient, but they usually contain hidden sugar, sodium, trans-fats, additives and preservatives,” said Kristen West, registered dietitian at Baton Rouge ...

  • Free Lunch & Learn: Normal Aging or Signs of Heart Valve Disease?

    June 19, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host a June 26 Lunch and Learn event on heart valve disease. More than five million Americans are diagnosed with some form of the disease each year. “Many people remain undiagnosed with heart valve disease because they write off their symptoms – a slowdown in normal activity, fatigue or shortness of breath – as normal signs of ...

  • Free Skin Cancer Screening Headed to BRG Mid City

    May 30, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) is offering a free skin cancer screening Thursday, June 13 at its Mid City campus. The screening will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., with physicians on hand to check for suspicious spots on the skin. “One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime,” said Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, a dermatologist. “While it is the ...

  • BRG Names Arts Council, Front Yard Bikes 2019 Grant Winners

    May 28, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced the winners of its 2019 Community Enhancement Award: the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and Front Yard Bikes. Each organization will receive $25,000/year for three years. BRG’s Community Enhancement Award (CEA) supports organizations that positively impact the Baton Rouge community by addressing social determinants of ...

  • BRG, Rouses Host Free Health Event in Ascension

    May 21, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) has teamed up with Rouses Market to offer a free health event, including blood pressure, body mass index and eye pressure screenings, as well as heart-healthy recipes and nutrition education. Partners include BRG Physicians’ Oak Grove clinic, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, Cardiology Institute of the South and Williamson Eye Center. The ...

  • Nurses Honored at BRG’s Annual Nurse Excellence Awards Ceremony

    May 16, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Nurses, clinicians and professionals were honored for excellence in nursing at Baton Rouge General’s (BRG) 2019 Nurse Excellence Awards Ceremony and Banquet May 2 at L’Auberge Casino Resort. The annual event recognizes nurses and individuals whose contributions and leadership advance the practice of nursing, and support the health and wellness of our communities. ...

  • BRG Receives Top Marks for Patient Safety, Experience

    May 15, 2019

    For eight years, BRG receives more top safety ratings than any other local hospital BATON ROUGE, La. -- Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced top honors in patient safety and patient experience from two different ratings organizations. For the eighth year in a row – and more than any other local hospital -- BRG received an ‘A’ for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. Only ...

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