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The Veining of Youth Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Monday, December 06, 2010 04:31 PM

Cresting the 30-year mark means entering a whole new world of self care. A slowing metabolism makes it much more difficult to work off extra calories. Hair sprouts in unseemly places and, for many, varicose veins begin to make an appearance.

By some estimates, these gnarled, vine-like veins bulge along the legs of 40 percent of women and 25 percent of men. They are most common in people between the ages of 30 and 70 — and once they appear, the problem tends to slowly worsen over time if they aren't treated.

Last Updated on Monday, December 06, 2010 04:35 PM
EJGH announces new alignment with Cerner to enhance healthcare delivery capabilities Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 07:01 AM

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) announced a strategic alignment with Cerner Corporation that will allow the Metairie based hospital to enhance clinical processes and healthcare delivery capabilities.

Since 2006, EJGH and Cerner have partnered to implement clinical information systems, improve patient outcomes, and transform healthcare delivery through the use of the Cerner Millennium® system. The new alignment will allow EJGH to rapidly advance their healthcare systems, and deploy new capabilities to optimize resources, achieve efficiencies and cost savings. Cerner will assume operational and administrative responsibilities for the EJGH information technology environment via its ITWorksSM solutions and services, including remote hosting, monitoring and system performance capabilities. These capabilities will protect EJGH's electronic health data, while ensuring high availability of systems.

Last Updated on Friday, September 09, 2011 02:25 PM
EJGH and Blue Cross Blue Shield Settle Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 07:00 AM

As of November 23rd, Blue Cross Blue Shield members can once again access East Jefferson General Hospital and our physicians as in-network providers. To Blue Cross members, EJGH and our physicians welcome you back. We truly appreciate your patience and loyalty.

Should you need assistance in scheduling an appointment or would like information on any of our services, please call HealthFinder at (504) 456-5000.

Last Updated on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 01:19 AM
Great Nursing Lives At East Jefferson General Hospital Print E-mail
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 01:43 PM

23 of Louisiana's "Great 100" Nurses work at East Jefferson General Hospital. The Great 100 is compiled by the Louisiana State Nursing Association and recognizes these individuals as skilled clinicians and compassionate caregivers.

"These nurses represent what East Jefferson General Hospital stands for - excellence in patient care. I am so proud of each and everyone of our Great 100 nurses," says Janice Kishner, RN, EJGH Chief Nursing Officer. "Their professionalism and compassion is exemplary. I thank them for their dedication to their patients and colleagues. Congratulations to each one of them!"

Last Updated on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 01:59 PM
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