Janice and Gerald Pellar’s connection with Baton Rouge General began
many years ago when Janice’s parents were patients at the Mid City
campus. There, Janice witnessed first-hand the extraordinary care provided
to her parents by the compassionate nurses, physicians and staff.
Years later, when Janice sought the best available healthcare for her
employees, she naturally gravitated to Baton Rouge General. “Our
involvement with the General actually started as a business decision to
help foster more competition in the marketplace and lower healthcare costs,”
she said. “Then, the more I saw and understood the hearts and the
needs of Baton Rouge General, the more I was infused with that same passion.”
As often happens in life, both Janice and Gerald found themselves in need
of hospital care and had already made Baton Rouge General their hospital
of choice. Their experience as patients reinforced their passion and evolved
into a hands-on, completely committed relationship as ambassadors for
the hospital. Together, they made the decision to Leave a Legacy by including
Baton Rouge General in their estate plans, ensuring the same extraordinary
care that impacted their lives continues in the future.
The Pellars are the personification of what leaving a legacy is all about.
Together, they are making Baton Rouge a better community by aiding the
future of those institutions they are passionate about today.