- Gerald Barber, M.D. is celebrating his 25th year as Medical Director of The Hospice of Baton Rouge.
- Guido DeJesus, M.D., Mary Raven, M.D. and Renee Daigle, M.D. are all Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care
Physicians and are all Associate Medical Directors with The Hospice of Baton Rouge.
- Doug Say, M.D. has been an Associate Medical Director for over a decade. Dr. Michael Coogan is our Pediatric Medical Director.
- The Hospice of Baton Rouge is the second oldest continuously operating hospice provider in all of Louisiana. The organization has cared for over 14,000 patients and their loved ones. We are now caring for third generation family members.
- Comfort and dignity are the focus of our care. The Hospice of Baton Rouge provides end-of-life care to patients and their loved ones in the home or any homelike setting such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes.
- This year, over 63% of our patients had non-cancer diagnoses such as: Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Dementia, HIV/AIDS, Stroke/Coma, ALS and others.
- The Hospice of Baton Rouge cares for all ages. We are the only hospice in Louisiana affiliated with KidsPath® which is a specialized program for children living with serious, progressive medical conditions. Our youngest patient came to us straight from the hospital and was 3 days old. Our oldest patient was 108 years old.
- The Hospital of Baton Rouge is a proud member of We Honor Veterans®. WHV is a coalition between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veteran Affairs working together to ensure that excellent care at the end of life is available for our nation’s Veterans and their families.
- The Hospice of Baton Rouge opened the first hospice inpatient unit in this region in 2005. The unit is designed to provide short-term stays for patients with uncontrolled pain or symptom control concerns. Over 3000 individuals have received services at The Butterfly Wing®, which is located on the Mid-City campus of Baton Rouge General Medical Center.
- The Hospice of Baton Rouge volunteers provide supportive services including respite care, community education and bereavement throughout the year.
- The Hospice of Baton Rouge offers grief and bereavement services to anyone in our community who has experienced the loss of a loved one.