Wellspot Location Details

Baton Rouge General Medical Center - Mid-City Campus
WellSpot Type: Hospital
WellSpot Level: Level One
Address: 3600 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone Number: 225-819-1164
Website: https://www.brgeneral.org/locations/mid-city-campus/

Smoke-Free Site

A smoke-free policy bans smoking of any kind on the property, including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and electronic cigarettes. The policy should cover the entire property.  A smoke-free policy is a great first step toward gradually shifting to a tobacco-free environment. 

This WellSpot has implemented a smoke-free policy.

Tobacco-Free Site

The foundation for WellSpot designation is centered on tobacco-free environments.  A tobacco-free policy prohibits use of all tobacco products on an organization’s property.  This includes tobacco in all forms, as well as any type of smoking device.

This WellSpot has implemented a tobacco-free policy.

Promotion of LA Tobacco Quitline

Promotion of cessation services available in the state is key to assisting individuals in their attempt to quit.  It is important to make these services known so tobacco users know where to go to get help in their quit attempts.

This WellSpot has met all the requirements regarding promotion of the LA Tobacco Quitline.

Worksite Wellness – Beginning Implementation

Worksite Wellness is a major component of WellSpot designation criteria.  Changing the culture of health in the workplace through worksite wellness programming has a multitude of benefits for both employees and employers.  The “Beginning Implementation” phase of a Worksite Wellness Program includes obtaining support from management, designating staff members to lead the program, and planning employee evaluations to build a foundation for the program.

This WellSpot has implemented the beginning stages of their Worksite Wellness Program.

Worksite Wellness Program Workplan

This phase of Worksite Wellness Program implementation includes the development of a workplan or calendar of events based on employee survey results.

This WellSpot has developed a workplan or calendar of events for their Worksite Wellness Program.

Worksite Wellness – Full Implementation

The “Full Implementation” phase of a Worksite Wellness Program is complete when an organization has executed their program for at least one year.  After one year of implementation, another employee survey should be completed to evaluate the impact of the program.

This WellSpot has a fully implemented Worksite Wellness Program that encourages its employees to lead healthier, happier lives!

5-2-1-0 Partner

The 5-2-1-0 program is adapted from the evidence-based 5-2-1-0 program developed by the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

     5-2-1-0 stands for:
     5 or more fruits and vegetables per day
     2 or less hours of recreational screen time per day
     1 or more hour of physical activity per day
     0 sodas or sweetened beverages per day

This WellSpot promotes the 5-2-1-0 program in at least two ways in its facility.

Community-Based Obesity Prevention

Hospital WellSpots are encouraged to make local sustainable investments in obesity prevention initiatives to positively affect this trend and reduce obesity and its many co-morbidities for those in the community.

This hospital WellSpot has made a community-based obesity prevention investment.

Healthy Cafeteria Dining Options

Hospitals have the opportunity to work collaboratively with food vending contractors to provide healthy dining options in their cafeterias through eliminating fried foods and restructuring pricing options to incentivize making healthy choices.  This WellSpot benchmark recognizes hospitals that capitalize on the opportunity to offer at least one healthy option during each meal time daily.

This hospital WellSpot offers at least one healthy dining option during each meal time in its cafeteria.

Diabetes Self-Management Collaboration 

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program (DSME) curricula can help patients adopt healthy behaviors, manage disease symptoms, and prevent further disease progression.  Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) curricula can help patients adopt healthy behaviors to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.  Hospitals that do not offer a DSME or DPP program should refer patients to a local program. 

This hospital WellSpot offers or refers to a community resource for diabetes self-management education or prevention.