Baton Rouge General's Arts in Medicine program brings creative activities to patients and family members through mediums such as painting, drawing, arts and crafts, music and more. Patients benefit from the therapeutic properties of creating and enjoying instruction from local artists-in-residence.
Through one-on-one sessions, and collaborative projects, the program facilitates bringing the arts to our patients. Patients are offered the opportunity to explore their own creativity while meeting the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
Other fine arts
Patients can also request a bedside visit from the visual artist-in-residence or from the musicians or music therapist.
If you are interested in participating in a project or would like to donate your time and talents to our patients, please call (225) 387-7040; You will need to meet with Kim Henderson prior to volunteering in the AIM program.
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 assisting patients and families in Surgery Waiting Area, 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.
We are a not for profit hospital which is community owned. Our volunteers have an Auxiliary which returns all profits from fundraisers and the gift shops to the hospital at year-end to purchase medical equipment, security equipment, and interior updates.