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Congratulations! EJGH Earns National ABNS Nursing Award Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:36 AM

The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) Awards and Recognition Committee announced during the organization's Spring Assembly meeting that it has selected the East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH), Critical Care Division in Metairie, LA as the recipient of the 2011 Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy. The award recognizes health care organizations, facilities or departments that are strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.

Last Updated on Monday, May 30, 2011 01:55 PM
EJGH Woman & Child Services Earns Awards for Outstanding Care Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 02:09 PM

The Woman & Child Department at East Jefferson General Hospital has recently received two outstanding honors that speaks volumes about our ability to provide excellence in care to the families in our community. Both honors reinforce that EJGH is not only a local leader in maternity services, but a state and national leader as well.

The first award is the Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. EJGH is the only site in our area to be chosen for this special recognition. This is given to hospitals, birthing facilities and birthing services that have International Board Certified Lactation Consultants on their staff. The award, in conjunction with the International Lactation Consultants Association, evaluates a center's overall breastfeeding program and includes such areas as program support, breastfeeding training for staff and offering lactation support to new mothers at least five to seven days a week.

Last Updated on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 03:15 PM
The Good Seed: Brachytherapy, or seeding, is a way to treat cancer during a long lunch break Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:12 AM

In 2011, options for treating cancer abound, and they are improving all the time. A proven cancer treatment that has yielded extremely positive results over the years is brachytherapy.

With brachytherapy, also called seeding or internal radiation therapy, radiation is used to eradicate tumors from the inside out instead of using external beam radiation therapy, which directs radiation from the outside in. Brachytherapy allows physicians to place radioactive material inside or near a tumor. The radioactive sources' precise locations permit physicians to use higher doses of radiation than are safe with external beam therapy and for shorter periods of time. That causes less damage to healthy tissues surrounding the diseased area.

Last Updated on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:31 AM
EJGH Holds Installation Banquet for Boards of Directors Print E-mail
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 10:34 AM

East Jefferson General Hospital and the EJGH Foundation held its 2011 Annual Installation Banquet. This annual event welcomes new and returning members to their respective boards and is a celebration to thank each member for their service.

"We are extremely proud to once again have civic-minded Board members who deeply care for our community and this hospital," says Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. "They volunteer their time, talent and expertise so that our physicians and staff can provide excellent medical care. I look forward to working with them this year as we continue to meet the healthcare needs of this community."

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