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  • Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    February 18, 2020

    Renovations coming, clinical trials keep Burn Center on cutting edge of burn care BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center, the first and only verified burn center in the region, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Each year, it treats more than 4,000 patients from all over the state. This year marks big changes for BRG’s Regional Burn Center: a renovation ...

  • BRG School of Nursing Accepting Applicants for 2020 Summer Semester

    February 13, 2020

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General’s School of Nursing (BRGSON) is accepting applications for the 2020 academic year. Graduates of the program will join the more than 1,000 nursing students who have earned their nursing diploma from BRGSON since 1984. “We’re excited to welcome the next generation of nurses to our program,” said Monica Nijoka, MHA, BSN, RN, Chief ...

  • Baton Rouge General Offers Free Vascular Screening at Mid City Campus

    February 11, 2020

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) and Vascular Specialty Center (VSC) are hosting a free vascular screening on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4-6 p.m. at BRG’s Mid City campus. The screening event, which includes a vascular ultrasound, is designed to identify signs, symptoms and risk factors of peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD can develop when arteries become clogged with ...

  • Matthew Bumgardner, MD, Joins Baton Rouge General Physicians at Nicholson Gateway Express Care Location

    February 3, 2020

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Matthew Bumgardner, MD, has recently joined Baton Rouge General Physicians as a family and sports medicine physician. Dr. Bumgardner earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and completed his residency training at Baton Rouge General’s Family Medicine Program, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Bumgardner then ...

  • Baton Rouge General, Baton Rouge Clinic Join Mayo Clinic Care Network

    January 30, 2020

    Baton Rouge General, The Baton Rouge Clinic begin collaboration with Mayo’s nationwide network BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baton Rouge General (BRG) and The Baton Rouge Clinic (the Clinic) are the newest members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of independent health systems selected to work with Mayo Clinic to offer world-class care to patients and communities around the country. BRG and the ...

  • Baton Rouge General Foundation Completes $10 Million RISE Campaign

    January 10, 2020

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, the Baton Rouge General Foundation announced that it has completed its RISE campaign, raising $10 million for the hospital and its patients. The public campaign launched last May. “We are very proud that not only did we meet this goal, we exceeded it,” said Erik Showalter, president of the Baton Rouge General Foundation. “Support from the RISE ...

  • “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”: Baton Rouge General’s Father-Daughter Dance Returns with Inspiring Message

    January 9, 2020

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General’s (BRG) Father-Daughter Dance will be held Sunday, February 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Raising Cane’s River Center. Activities will include science experiments, cookie decorating, sports contests, art-making, and – of course -- dancing. Hosted by the Baton Rouge General Foundation, this year’s event is themed, “Oh, the ...

  • Baton Rouge General Announces New Members of Board of Trustees

    January 7, 2020

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced five new members of its Board of Trustees, each elected to serve a three-year term beginning January 1: Annette Barton, Rhoman Hardy, Ryland Percy, Christopher Tyson and Raju Vatsavai, M.D. Annette Barton recently served as co-chair of the Baton Rouge General Foundation’s successful RISE Campaign and is also chair of the ...

  • Baton Rouge General Foundation Announces New Members to Board of Governors

    January 6, 2020

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Baton Rouge General Foundation recently announced four new members of its Board of Governors, each elected to serve a three-year term beginning January 1. The board’s first new member is Lucie Kantrow, general counsel for Bernhard Capital. Kantrow is also a member of the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge’s Board of Trustees and the Rotary Club, and has previously ...

  • The Decade’s Most Popular Baby Names in Baton Rouge

    January 3, 2020

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Aiden and Riley take the top spots for most popular baby name of the decade at Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center, which has delivered over 8,300 babies during this time. Filling in the top 5 of the decade behind Aiden for boys is Jordan/Jordyn, Caden, Mason, and Jayden. For the girls, Chloe, Mackenzie/McKenzie, Brooklyn and Ava all landed in the top 5 after Riley. ...

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