Baton Rouge General Selected as a Candidate for the LIVESTRONG Foundation Community Impact Project

20-Mar-2013 Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine program has been selected as a candidate for the LIVESTRONG Foundation Community Impact Project, which awards funding to bring proven cancer support programs to communities across the country. Baton Rouge General is among hundreds of organizations currently in the running to receive funding awards to support programs that have demonstrated success in improving the lives of people affected by cancer. If selected, Baton Rouge General will use the awarded funds to continue to develop and enhance its Arts in Medicine program, which brings the healing power of arts to all patients in the hospital and the community. The General’s program features local artists from our community who offer a creative outlet to patients with visual arts, such as painting, as well as music therapy and a variety of musical arts.

Finalists will be determined through an online voting campaign that is currently underway and ends March 28. Candidates with the top votes per region will receive funding awards of up to $15,000 to support their program and a toolkit, materials and training to help in facilitating their program.

Cast your vote for Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine program at today. As a recipient of a Community Impact Project grant last year, Baton Rouge General used the award to help establish the Arts in Medicine program in fall 2012.

The funding awards provided by the 2012 LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project are currently being implemented at nearly 100 sites including hospitals, cancer centers, universities, and community-based organizations across the nation and will provide support to thousands of people affected by cancer upon completion. 

For more information about Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine program, visit For more information about the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s Community Impact Project, visit

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, visit