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American Cancer Society Honors EJGH with Best Practice Award Print E-mail
Thursday, January 23, 2014 01:28 PM

The American Cancer Society announced at an awards ceremony that East Jefferson General Hospital has been recognized with the Best Practice for Louisiana 2013 award.  The prestigious honor recognizes outstanding program activities, initiatives and projects that support the American Cancer Society’s key priorities and outcomes. East Jefferson General Hospital continues to make a significant impact as a partner in the fight against cancer.

The American Cancer Society selected East Jefferson General Hospital as the recipient of this award in recognition of the Charity of Choice project between the two organizations. The American Cancer Society and EJGH collaboration increased awareness of the programs and services offered by the American Cancer Society to cancer patients in the community, increased ACS volunteerism by EJGH employees, and helped start a new early detection program with hospital inpatients called “ASK US” to increase cancer screening for breast and colorectal cancer.

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Congratulations to the EJGH Neurosciences Department! Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 02:09 PM
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Left to Right – Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich, Serneka Stevenson, Ruby Brewer, Judy Brown, Julia Mora-Guillot from American Heart Association, and Dr. Donald Adams.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has designated EJGH with the “Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award and the Target: Stroke Honor Roll.”

The award recognizes East Jefferson’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

To receive the award, East Jefferson achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.

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EJGH Wins Two National Awards in the Pink Glove Video Contest. Print E-mail
Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:04 AM

pinkglove2We are excited to announce that EJGH has won two national awards in the Pink Glove Video Contest. Among a menu of songs given to us by The Pink Glove Organization, EJGH chose “Rise Up” by the band Green River Ordinance who subsequently chose our video as the recipient of the Artist’s Choice Award. We also won Largest Donation for Breast Cancer Research Award with a contribution of $18,668.02 to our charity of choice - the American Cancer Society for Cancer Research!

 

These are truly amazing honors that all of us should be proud of, especially those who took part in the video and contributed to our fundraising efforts.

 

Below is the congratulatory message from Medline Industries, sponsors of the Pink Glove Video Contest. As you will read, we will be receiving formal notification and will share more information and details as we get it.

 

If you missed it, click here to see our award-winning video!

 

You can also visit the contest website at www.pinkglovedance.com to learn more about the awards, see all of the nationally recognized videos and to learn more about the how this contest is benefitting   breast cancer.

 

“On behalf of Medline Industries and the entire Pink Glove Dance Team, I am pleased to tell you that East Jefferson General Hospital has been chosen by Green River Ordinance, the artist of “Rise Up”, to win Artist’s Choice Award!  In addition, you have also won first place for Largest Donation for Breast Cancer Research.

 

An announcement will be posted to pinkglovedance.com, and you will be receiving something in the mail to commemorate these awards.

 

More than 80,000 healthcare workers and their communities from across the country and around the world joined together for this year’s Medline Pink Glove Dance for breast cancer online video competition.  Thank you for playing such an integral role in this campaign.

 

Congratulations! “

Emily Somers, Senior Marketing Manager
Medline Industries  

 
EJGH Receives 5th consecutive GWTG Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 03:48 PM

Slide1East Jefferson General Hospital has once again been honored for excellence in cardiac care by the American Heart Association through the ‘Get With The Guidelines’ (GWTG) quality program.  EJGH is the only hospital in the state of Louisiana to receive the following awards:

  • 5th consecutive GWTG Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award
  • GWTG Heart Failure Gold-Plus Award, indicating an advanced level of recognition
  • Member of the Heart Failure Honor Roll, signifying advanced level of  heart failure awareness, prevention and treatment

“Attaining the ‘Get With The Guidelines’ award for a fifth consecutive year is an unprecedented honor in our region, and one that our physicians and team members have worked extremely hard for,” says Mark J. Peters, MD, EJGH President and CEO. “It shows that we consistently provide nationally recognized care day-in and day-out. Our patients expect and deserve this commitment to excellence, and we are extremely proud to deliver it to our community.” 

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