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Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Who We Are

Volunteers at Baton Rouge General are committed to supporting patients and families through compassionate service and care. From offering a warm smile and cheerful “hello” to visitors, to helping someone find the perfect gift for a loved one, to rocking a newborn baby in our NICU, our volunteers are dedicated to service excellence. Our volunteers are an essential part of our Community of Caring, impacting so many of the General's patients, visitors, friends, doctors, nurses and staff. They provide the little extras that help to create that special experience people have come to know and love at the General. For more information, click here to download a brochure or contact Volunteer Services at (225) 387-7079 or

What We Do

As Greater Baton Rouge’s first and only full service community hospital since 1900, General Health System has faithfully served Baton Rouge and the surrounding area for more than 100 years. Through historic changes in medicine, extraordinary developments in equipment and technology, and momentous shifts in demographics and community needs, we have heeded the call to serve. Today, we again face the need for transformation. As people live longer, healthier lives, and as technology creates new opportunities for care, we remain committed to serving the people of Baton Rouge while embracing this new landscape to create exceptional experiences and value for our patients. For nearly two years, our organization has been intensely focused on a strategic planning process to help us navigate the countless and unavoidable changes ahead for our industry.