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Blue Cross Blue Shields of LA Honors EJGH with Clinical Designation Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 09:32 AM

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana announced that East Jefferson General Hospital is a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.

Dr. Mark Peters Named National Grassroots Champion by American Hospital Association Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 09:21 AM

Award Recognizes 52 Individuals for Exceptional Leadership

Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO, has been named a Grassroots Champion Award winner by the American Hospital Association. This prestigious, national award recognizes healthcare leaders throughout the United States for their service to their community and for successfully promoting the hospital's mission. As Louisiana's only award recipient, Dr. Peters is honored as a strong proponent of patient safety, clinical excellence through evidence-based practice and healthcare reform.

Digital Mammography Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Thursday, April 08, 2010 09:56 AM

Digital mammography has become common in hospitals only recently, but already it is having a positive effect on early detection of breast cancer, particularly compared to traditional film imaging.

A Matter of Taste Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:32 AM

Diabetics and others can eat tasty food without wrecking their health

In a state where Sunday's menu is planned over a fried oyster po-boy on Friday, it's easy to understand how many people have converted food on the brain to inches on the waistline. The trouble with living in a city that not only celebrates food but also identifies with high-fat, high-carbohydrate dishes like jambalaya, red beans and rice, and sausage gumbo is that it's taking a toll on residents' health. No one appreciates that better than 51-year-old New Orleans native Louis O'Brien III.

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