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For the Love of Volunteering Print E-mail
Thursday, April 25, 2013 08:49 AM

How fighting cancer led to volunteerism and philanthropic support

Fay Cloy and Nadine LaGrangeFay Cloy first got to know East Jefferson General Hospital when she was diagnosed with stage 2 lung cancer in 2010 and received her chemotherapy treatment in the Infusion Center. While she noted that the space was cramped and crowded, what really stayed with her was how kind the nurses and staff were to her, bringing food such as fresh fruit, snacks and even lunch for both the patients and their family members so no one would have to leave her side.

In the spring of 2012, Fay, who was in remission, and her daughter Nadine LaGrange decided to become more involved with EJGH and volunteer. Both had voids in their life since Fay had recently retired and Nadine's children had left for college. Both wanted to be a part of helping other patients, and Fay's cousin (the late Paul Grenier) had volunteered at EJGH for years and always spoke about how much he loved it.

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Donor Directed Gift Brings State-of-the-Art Intubation Capabilities to Emergency Department Print E-mail
Thursday, April 25, 2013 08:48 AM

As Medical Director of the EJGH Emergency Department for almost 20 years, Dr. John Wales takes to heart the mission of East Jefferson General Hospital – to deliver the highest quality, compassionate care to the patients and community we serve. As a former Chair of The Foundation Board of Trustees, he embodies the philanthropic spirit by leading through example.

Dr. Wales had heard about new technologies that made it easier and faster to intubate patients. So through a donor directed gift to The Foundation, he took it upon himself to make sure his Emergency Physicians were getting the best equipment to provide their patients with the best care possible.

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Plan a Gift to Change Lives – Foundation Launches New Planned Giving Website Print E-mail
Thursday, April 25, 2013 08:46 AM

When you plan a gift to the East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation through your long–term estate or financial plans, your legacy ensures our community–owned hospital will be here to serve the generations to come.

Making a planned gift is easier than you may think and, depending on the gift arrangement you choose, you can:

  • Feel secure about the future of your loved ones.
  • Maintain control of your assets for life.
  • Receive substantial tax benefits.
  • Give more than you ever thought possible.

To get started, we encourage you to explore our new Planned Giving website at: www.ejgh.org/plannedgiving.

 
Grateful Patient Honors Wife’s Memory with Donation to Infusion Center Print E-mail
Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:01 AM

Tom O'BrienIn 1970, Tom O'Brien and his wife Hope Riley O'Brien lived nearby and watched East Jefferson General Hospital built from the ground up. That started a life-long relationship with his community hospital.

Hope passed away of renal failure on March 1, 2010, after what Tom says was "60 of the most wonderful years" of his life. It was his gratefulness for the compassionate care given to him and his wife by Dr. Chuck Cucchiara, his belief in the mission of The Foundation, and his commitment to his community hospital that inspired him to make a generous donation to The Foundation in memory of Hope. The gift is designated for the building of the new Infusion Center.

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