Baton Rouge General receives Blue Distinction for bariatric care

Blue Cross Blue Shield named Baton Rouge (La.) General as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery, according to a report from BRProud.

The team was recognized for their quality care, treatment, affordability and overall patient results, the Sept. 28 report said. BRG's team includes weight loss surgeons and nurses and dietitians who help with patient care.

"We're proud of what we have achieved for patients, especially when it comes to lower rates of complications post-surgery and fewer hospital readmissions," Jonathan Taylor, MD, medical director of the bariatric program, told BRProud.

Read more from BRProud.

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