Baton Rouge General announced that it has earned its Chest Pain Accreditation Certification from The Joint Commission. BRG is the only hospital in Baton Rouge to receive the certification, which reflects a commitment to providing safe and effective heart care.
A statewide program that has provided nearly 2,300 free child safety seats for Louisiana families in need is back for the fifth straight year.
The program is a partnership of University Medical Center New Orleans, the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force, and SONIC Drive-In locations in Louisiana. The car seats are funded by sales of SONIC Drive-In’s Tot Calendar, on sale now through Feb. 28 at all participating Louisiana SONIC Drive-Ins.
Thirty-eight new nurses recently graduated from Baton Rouge General’s School of Nursing (SON), joining the more than 1,000 talented nurses who have completed BRG’s program since 1984.
For the fifth consecutive year, Woman’s Hospital has been named a Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey for its outstanding inpatient experience, ranking the hospital in the top five percent in the U.S. Woman’s is the only hospital in Baton Rouge with more than 25 beds to earn this honor and one of only 15 in Louisiana.
Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MS, chief operating officer and chief of physics at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, has been appointed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve on the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC).
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