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Baton Rouge General Expands Behavioral Health Services to Jackson Community

01-Oct-2012

Baton Rouge, LA. – Baton Rouge General Medical Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 8 to celebrate the opening of the Behavioral Wellness Center at Jackson. Working together, Baton Rouge General and the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs partnered to expand behavioral health services to serve residents in Jackson and surrounding communities. The center, which is located at the Louisiana War Veterans Home at 4739 Highway 10 in Jackson, Louisiana, will provide outpatient behavioral health and wellness services for the community. Baton Rouge General’s partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand these important services in the Jackson area demonstrates their shared commitment to ensuring patients have access to behavioral health care in their community. 


Leaders and representatives from Baton Rouge General Medical Center and the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs cut the ribbon at the new facility. Picture attached. From left to right are: 

Edgardo Tenreiro, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Baton Rouge General; Venugopal Vatsavayi, MD, Medical Director, Electroconvulsive Therapy and Psychiatric Emergency Department, Baton Rouge General; Denise Dugas, Administrator, Behavioral Health Services, Baton Rouge General; Navin P. Patel, MD, Medical Director, Behavioral Health Unit and Behavioral Wellness Center Partial Hospital Program, Baton Rouge General; Terry LeBourgeois, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Behavioral Health Unit, and Medical Director, Behavioral Wellness Center Intensive Outpatient Program, Baton Rouge General; Dionne Viator, CPA, FACHE, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Baton Rouge General; Lane Carson, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs; and Jon Salter, Administrator, Louisiana War Veterans Home, Jackson, Louisiana. 

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 544 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations. 

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General,an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visitwww.BRGeneral.org.



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