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Baton Rouge General Announces New CEO

Baton Rouge General/General Health System's Board of Trustees announced last week its new President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Slyter, FACHE.  The 44-year old executive comes to the General with more than 17 years of progressive healthcare experience as a leader in nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital systems throughout the South.  Mark is making the transition from his current role as President and CEO of Baptist Health Systems, a multi-hospital system including its flagship 650-bed regional tertiary medical center. 
Mark was named President and CEO of Baton Rouge General Medical Center/General Health System after a six month national search process conducted by Korn/Ferry International. His official start date is November 11, 2013. Dr. Evelyn Hayes is currently serving as Interim President and CEO.
Mark's wife Lisa Hennings Slyter, is a St. Joseph's Academy and LSU alum with a post-graduate degree in physical therapy with more than 10 years experience working with special-needs children.  The couple has been married six years and has two children Catherine (4) and Emma (2).
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Baton Rouge General Leaders Meet with Philippines Ambassador

Baton Rouge General leaders met with dignitaries from the Philippines Embassy on August 7 in Washington, D.C. Foundation staff and members of hospital leadership were in town for a fundraising conference and took the opportunity to share the future plans for Baton Rouge General's Burn Program with Philippine dignitaries. 
As you might recall, the General's Regional Burn Center cared for four men native to the Philippines who were critically burned in a deadly platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last November. Several of those men are continuing care in the center's Outpatient Unit today
This visit with Ambassador Cuisia and other Philippine leaders, gave an update on the workers and provided more information on launching a comprehensive campaign this Fall to enhance the inpatient unit of the General's Burn Center.

From left: Philippines Labor Attache' Luzviminda Padilla, Baton Rouge General Interim President & CEO Dr. Evelyn Hayes, H.E. Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Baton Rouge General Foundation President Beth Veazey and Vice President of Marketing & Corp. Communications Nicole Kleinpeter.   

H.E. Ambassador Jose Cuisia with East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden at the November 19 press conference on the Oil Platform Explosion.   



Visionary Partners Celebrate Luncheon Success

Thank you to all who joined us last month at our appreciation event celebrating the success of our 2013 Experience the Difference Luncheon. The event, which was co-hosted by Bud and Lydia Parnell of Arthur J. Gallagher and Co., featured a short presentation sharing how gifts from community supporters and the Visionary Partner Society have helped fund projects throughout the hospital. 
A special highlight of the event was the announcement from the Culinary and Nutrition Division of Hospital Housekeeping Systems (HHS) that we reached the $50,000 challenge match they issued with an anonymous community donor. They also announced that more than $424,000 was raised in new pledges and donations.
Since the Luncheon began in 2009, more than $1.65 million has been raised through gifts and pledges to support our community, not-for-profit hospital.

From left: Foundation President Beth Veazey, Artist In Residence Juliet Lockwood, Interim President and CEO Dr. Evelyn Hayes and Dr. Will Russell.

Honoring Lauren Savoy Olinde

Pictured above: Friends and family of the late Lauren Savoy Olinde pose for a photo with Baton Rouge General leaders and physicians. The intimate gathering celebrated the commemorative painting being hung in the General's Pennington Cancer Center. As you might recall, the painting was created during the Foundation's 2013 Luncheon in May as Dr. Andy Olinde shared Lauren's courageous story of her battle with melanoma.

Baton Rouge General Foundations' 20th Annual Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance

The Power of Philanthropy               Thank You Video


Employee Giving - Saint Family Story  Employee Giving - Beth's Story 


 Employee Giving - LaDarius' Story

2013 Excellence in General Gala

2013 Experience the Difference Luncheon

20th Annual Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance

2012 Excellence in General Gala 

2012 You, Me & BRG Campaign - Traveling Doc

19th Annual Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance


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