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  • Baton Rouge General Physicians Named to ‘Most Wired’ List

    September 19, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) was named one of the country’s Most Wired providers in a list released today by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). BRGP is one of three physician practices in Louisiana recognized. The annual Most Wired survey assesses the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare ...

  • Nitrous Oxide Now Available for Moms in Labor at Baton Rouge General

    September 9, 2019

    Pain management alternative making a comeback for childbirth BATON ROUGE, La. -- Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is making a comeback for use in labor and delivery and is now available at Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center. A less invasive alternative to an epidural, nitrous oxide can reduce anxiety and ease the pain of childbirth, empowering patients to help manage discomfort ...

  • Interventional Pain Institute Opens in BRG’s Center for Health

    September 4, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – The Interventional Pain Institute (IPI) has opened its new facility inside Baton Rouge General’s Center for Health at 9001 Summa Ave., Suite 346. The pain management clinic is one of several tenants opening in the coming months at the Center for Health, the medical office building on BRG’s Bluebonnet campus. A six-suite outpatient surgery center is set to open ...

  • Stephanie Coleman, MD, Joins Baton Rouge General Physicians in Prairieville

    September 3, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Stephanie Coleman, MD, has recently joined Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) as a board certified family medicine physician. Dr. Coleman graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, then completed her family medicine residency at Baton Rouge General. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Louisiana Academy of Family ...

  • Special Olympics Hopefuls Head to BRG Mid City for Free Sports Physicals

    August 29, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) is hosting a Special Olympics Medical Day at its Mid City campus Wednesday, Aug. 28, providing free physicals to students who plan to participate in Special Olympic athletic competition. In the previous two years, nearly 700 student athletes received free physicals as part of the event. BRG physicians and nurses will provide the physicals for ESS ...

  • Mobile Learning Lab Rolls onto Baton Rouge General Campus

    August 20, 2019

    Its only stop in Baton Rouge, lab trains on world’s smallest heart pump BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) clinicians will learn about new ways to fight complex heart disease, courtesy of an 18-wheeler turned mobile laboratory rolling onto the Bluebonnet campus Wednesday, Aug. 21. Trainers from Abiomed will educate BRG’s heart care team on the Impella device and give a ...

  • Baton Rouge General Launches Area’s First Pastoral Care Residency Program

    August 15, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General is growing its Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program to include a class of residents who will work full-time for a year at the hospital, learning the art and skill of pastoral care in a clinical setting. BRG’s CPE program is the only one in Baton Rouge, providing graduate-level professional and theological training to those who want to ...

  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting Puberty

    August 12, 2019

    New ‘Boys to Men’ class helps prepare boys for adolescence BATON ROUGE, La. – Adolescence means a lot of changes for boys, and sometimes just starting the conversation about puberty can be uncomfortable, not to mention how to address all the questions that may come up. Baton Rouge General (BRG) is making it a little easier with a new class called “Boys to Men,” which ...

  • Rachael Kermis, MD, Joins Baton Rouge General Physicians

    August 7, 2019

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Rachael Kermis, MD, has recently joined Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) as a family medicine physician, providing care for patients of all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Dr. Kermis earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in human biology, health and society, and her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her ...

  • BRG, YMCA Team Up To Bring Nutrition to Summer Camp

    July 24, 2019

    Program reach grows to 700 kids at six local branches BATON ROUGE, La. – For the second year, Baton Rouge General (BRG) and YMCA of the Capital Area have teamed up to infuse YMCA’s popular summer camps with nutrition and fitness tips. During 30-45 minute sessions over the course of a week, BRG’s dietitians and fitness team work with the kids on a range of healthy living topics, ...

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