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Baton Rouge General Overview

Baton Rouge, LA
1001 to 5000 employees
1937
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 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 ... Read more

Mission: We create exceptional experiences and value for the people we serve through health and healing.

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    Baton Rouge General Medical Center serves the Baton Rouge area & is a full-service community hospital with 527 licensed beds between 2 campuses.

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Baton Rouge General – Why Work For Us?


About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 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.

  • Performed the first open heart surgery in the city
  • Created the first diabetes program
  • Established the first regional burn center in southern Louisiana
  • Opened the first chemical dependency unit in the state

We continue to identify ways in which the health of our community can be improved through education, prevention and timely access to quality care.  Our comprehensive cancer care and heart programs feature specialists, programs and services, and state-of-the-art technology and treatments all under one roof. Baton Rouge General also serves as one of the few burn treatment centers in the South, and sees patients from all over the southern region.

Because every hospital deserves a great medical staff, we’re training current and future healthcare professionals in the latest technology and practices. As an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General is committed to exceptional medical education through our School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology and our Residency programs: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Sports Medicine. Baton Rouge General is also affiliated with and serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine for students participating in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program. 

Why Is BRG A Great Place to Work?

Baton Rouge General's legacy is rich, our technology is state-of-the-art, our facilities are outstanding and our quality is top-rated. But it's our people –– a community of compassionate, caring individuals, who set the bar when it comes to healthcare excellence. 

We know a career decision is an important, often pivotal, moment in life. So if you're looking to join a team of highly-skilled professionals, we invite you to explore the many opportunities available at Baton Rouge General.

Our special and unique benefits include:

  • State-of-the-art medical facilities
  • Employee Wellness Program including outdoor gym and walking path
  • Fitness training and nutrition classes
  • Employee pharmacy
  • Payroll Deduct for many areas
  • Gourmet dining and coffee shop (10% discount at cafeteria)
  • Friday lunch concerts
  • Online health record access
  • On-site Boutique gift shop for convenience
  • Baton Rouge General Physicians physician network
  • Employee Health office
  • A Leadership Team who cares and supports their teams!

OUR VISION

We will lead the region in exceptional patient experiences.​

OUR MISSION

We will preserve and restore health, one person at a time.​

OUR VALUES

 
  • Excellence - We commit to continuously improving individual and organizational performance to enhance the outcomes, process, experience and affordability of care for our patients.

  • Caring - A deep abiding belief that showing genuine concern and kindness to everyone reflects our compassion and respect, fostering a loving, healing environment.
  • Service - The honor and privilege of giving of ourselves, creating one-on-one connections, responding to the deepest human needs of everyone we serve.

  • Integrity - Doing what is right in all situations; ascribing to the highest standards and responsibly using all the resources and talents entrusted to us.

  • Innovation - Transforming our approach, design and delivery of care through creativity, new ideas and leading-edge technology for creating the highest value for our patients.
  • Respect - We treat all customers with respect, dignity and kindness, regardless of their race, religion, culture or socioeconomic background.

  • Professionalism - We exemplify professionalism through our attitudes, spirit, and considerations, which portray our character in everything we do.

The General Health System (GHS) Benefits Program offers several options for you and your family.

HEALTH

  • Health Insurance: Our premium and consumer-based healthcare insurance plans are available to meet you and your family’s needs. All full-time employees are eligible for health insurance on their date of hire. Our plans offer a simple co-pay structure and 100% coverage on most services provided at a GHS facility.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: This benefit offers employees a reimbursable pre-tax savings account available for dependent care and / or medical spending expenses.
  • Dental Insurance: Our dental insurance plans allow you to see any dentist, anywhere, with 100% coverage for preventive care every six months.
  • Vision Insurance: Our vision insurance plan premiums are affordable and easy to use with a preferred provider network that includes individual optometrist and ophthalmologists and major retail businesses such as Walmart and Target.
  • Cancer & Specified Disease Insurance is a supplemental policy that provides income if you or a family member is diagnosed with cancer or any other disease as specified by the plan.
  • Critical Illness Insurance is a supplemental policy that provides benefits for 11 critical illnesses. The amount of coverage is chosen by you, and your dependents are covered under this policy as well.

LIFE & DISABILITY

  • Company Paid Life Insurance: This policy is available for all full-time employees with one year of service with GHS, and is valued at one time your annual salary (capped at $50,000).
  • Salary Supplemental Life Insurance: This policy gives you the option of purchasing life insurance equaling up to five times your annual salary.
  • Optional Term Life Insurance: An affordable policy in the amount of $10,000 is also available.
  • Interim Disability: This disability policy is a company-paid and funded benefit for all full-time employees with one year of continuous full-time service. The policy is a one-time payment and pays up to 60% of an employee's base annual salary after the total disability absence period has exceeded 60 days and will continue to pay through the 90th day of the disability.
  • Long Term Disability: This company-paid policy is available to all employees with one year of continuous full-time service. The policy pays up to 60% of an employee's base salary after the total disability or absence period has exceeded the policy's 90-day elimination period.
  • Short Term Disability: This voluntary disability policy allows employees the option to pick their benefit amount up to 65% of their base salary with a maximum benefit of $6,000 monthly. Coverage begins on the 15th day of the illness or disability, and benefits are paid up to 26 weeks (6 months)

401K

  • Employees are automatically enrolled in our comprehensive 401(k) retirement plan. Eligibility begins at the beginning of the pay period following 30 days of employment. Employees have the option to contribute 1% - 100% of their annual salary, up to the legal limit. The organization will also match 50% of the first 6% of pay contributed by employee after one year of employment and 1,000 hours worked.

PAID TIME OFF

  • General Paid Time (GPT) Off: This benefit combines accruals for vacation, holiday, and sick time into one flexible plan - you choose when you want to take time off. GPT accumulation begins upon hire for all regular full-time and regular part-time employees and is calculated per pay period, based on an employee's FTE value and hours worked. (capped at 80 hours bi-weekly)
  • GPT Cash-Out Programs: This benefit offers employees the opportunity to forego a portion of their GPT accrual in exchange for a monetary payment.
  • Jury Duty: The organization recognizes the responsibility of employees as citizens. Employees summoned to jury duty will be allowed approved time off with pay.
  • Bereavement: This benefit allows full-time employees up to three regular scheduled days leave of absence without loss of pay in the event of an immediate family member’s death.

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): This program is designed to assist employees and their families with concerns related to physical illness, mental or emotional disturbance, chemical / substance abuse and dependency. The EAP also provides assistance related to marital, legal, or financial concerns.
  • Employee Health Office - FREE office visit with nurse practitioner for all employees.
  • Employee & Family Clinic: All employees are able to utilize the services offered at the four locations of the Employee & Family Clinic. Discounted co-pays apply for GHS health plan members.

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    Pros

    Great leadership, active in the community. Amazing organizational culture

    Cons

    All organizations have their challenges. Any cons that I had found with BRG were base and do not present as valuable.

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Baton Rouge General Photos

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Baton Rouge General Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Baton Rouge General (Baton Rouge, LA) in February 2017.

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    Quite brief, not a challenging process. Wanted to know my background and what I felt I could contribute to the team. Standard, and there is a mandatory shadowing session before hiring to determine if the fit is a good one.

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Baton Rouge General Awards & Accolades

  • “A” Rating On Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scorecard, The Leapfrog Group, 2017
  • #1 in Greater Baton Rouge for Overall Medical Care, CareChex, 2017
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award, HealthGrades, 2018
  • Consumer Loyalty Award, National Research Corporation, 2018
  • Top 2% of Hospitals nationwide for Overall Medical Care, CareChex, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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