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Congratulations to our CityBusiness Healthcare Heroes! Print E-mail
Friday, May 31, 2013 03:49 PM

CityBusiness' Health Care Heroes honors 50 outstanding health care professionals in the New Orleans area in six categories: professional, physician, nurse, first responder, animal care and volunteer. A Health Care Hero identifies men and women in the health care industry whose contributions have increased the well-being of the community. Honorees are nominated by their peers and then selected by CityBusiness based on industry and community involvement and achievement that have set the pace for the overall community. Below are the 2013 EJGH Health Care Heroes. Click here to see a complete list of the Class of 2013.

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Outpatient Oncology Services Move Print E-mail
Friday, May 31, 2013 03:48 PM

As you may know, EJGH is embarking on an expansion of our Yenni Treatment Center in order to provide better care for patients who are fighting cancer. This expansion will enable us to triple the number of patients that we treat in a day. In order to expedite this process, we are temporarily moving Outpatient Oncology Services to other areas of the hospital while our new, state-of-the-art facility is being built. The Infusion Center will be on the 5th floor of the hospital to the left of the elevators. The Cancer Registry and the Cancer Navigators will be located at 4300 Houma Blvd. Please call (504) 456-5003 for questions or information about your Outpatient Oncology appointments. We anticipate that the new facility will be completed by the end of this year, and we thank you for your patience throughout this transition.

 
Featured Event - Walk This Way Print E-mail

Join the Healthy Lifestyles walking group at Lakeside Mall Center Court. The walking group meets 8am - 9am every Thursday, beginning May 2. Please enter at any mall door entrance. Free. Call (504) 456-5000 to register.

 
Important Public Meeting: The Future of Healthcare in Jefferson Parish Print E-mail

EJGH invites the community to an important meeting regarding the future of healthcare in Jefferson Parish.

Monday, May 20 at 6PM
East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Boulevard, Metairie
Crawford Conference Center – Esplanade 1

This important public meeting is being led by Sherriff Newell Norman, EJGH Board Chairman, and Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. They will discuss the rapidly evolving changes in healthcare in Louisiana and throughout the United States and what your community hospitals are doing to ensure the quality and stability of healthcare in our region.

As healthcare reform is continuing to be implemented, Jefferson Parish's two publically-owned medical centers are facing challenges that will threaten their viability unless changes are made in the near future. The leaders of East Jefferson General Hospital and West Jefferson Medical Center are working together to identify ways to maintain the high quality of care our patients are accustomed to receiving and deserve, while ensuring financial soundness. Several options are being considered by the leadership to improve efficiency without sacrificing the quality of healthcare. Sale of the two hospitals, however, are not being considered.

This meeting is open to the public so they may hear key issues. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to ask questions and express opinions.

 
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