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A gift to Baton Rouge General Foundation, regardless of size or form, makes a difference in the lives of many seeking health and healing in our community. Your vital support allows our not-for-profit hospital to continue moving forward as a leader in providing outstanding service and high-quality healthcare.


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CARE Initiative

The CARE Initiative (Community, Access, Resources, and Education) tackles some of the most common issues keeping patients from achieving full health, including transportation, medical equipment, and food insecurity. Many patients struggle to even get to the hospital for radiation or other important visits, and 20% of those who leave our skilled nursing unit need an at-home ramp but can’t afford one. After a short application and CARE committee review, patients can be granted up to $500 in assistance.

We have cultivated relationships with community partners that may be connected with patients depending on their needs. For example, Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge is on tap to help with installing wheelchair ramps, and Top Box to help with the proper nutrition to supplement a patient’s treatment. The initiative also means growing existing partnerships with Yellow Cab, Uber and Lyft, which the hospital uses currently to provide free transportation for Pennington Cancer Center patients.

Click here to give to the CARE Initiative.

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Grateful Patient

The Grateful Patient Program provides an opportunity for patients to honor their heroes - physicians, nurses and frontline staff - who went above and beyond the call of duty in providing exceptional care. These gifts of gratitude will purchase innovative equipment, aid in launching new programs and fund key service lines. In addition, each staff or physician honoree will be recognized in a special way by the Foundation.

Click here to honor a caregiver through the Grateful Patient Program.

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Legacy Society

Planned gifts made to Baton Rouge General Foundation ensure that the high-quality care our hospital provides will continue in the future. These vital gifts provide creative and flexible strategies for your estate and charitable planning while providing income and tax benefits to you and your family. However, the greatest benefit lies in knowing you are supporting the many lives touched by our community, not-for-profit hospital.

You can make a difference by supporting Baton Rouge General with a bequest or including us in your estate plans. Your gift will continue our mission and leave a lasting legacy in your name.

If you would like more information about how you can support the mission of Baton Rouge General, please contact the Foundation at (225) 763-4372 or

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For more information on how you can support Baton Rouge General, please call (225) 763-4372 or email

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