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EJGH Welcomes Cardiologist / Electrophysiologist Dr. Zhen Jiao Print E-mail
Friday, October 26, 2012 02:26 PM

Your best choice if you suffer from A-Fib

Zhen Jiao, M.D. and James McKinnie, M.D.East Jefferson General Hospital is proud to welcome Dr. Zhen Jiao to Jefferson Electrophysiology. Dr. Jiao returned to New Orleans from the Mayo Clinic specifically to work alongside Dr. James McKinnie. Together, these two physicians are helping to set new standards of care for Atrial-Fibrillation, or A-Fib. Otherwise known as an irregular heartbeat, A-Fib is a chronic, painful disease that previously meant a lifetime on medication.

Dr. Zhen Jiao is a Board Certified Internal Medicine and a Board Eligible Cardiology/Electrophysiology physician who is originally from Harbin, China. Dr. Jiao received his Doctor of Medicine from Harbin Medical University and his Ph.D. in Cardiac Electrophysiology from the Chinese Academy of Medical Science at Peking Union Medical College. Most recently he completed fellowships at Tulane University School of Medicine in Clinical Cardiology and at the Mayo Clinic – Rochester in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr. Jiao has also been published in numerous clinical journals and international medical publications.

EJGH Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. William Sherman Print E-mail
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 09:36 AM

Dr. William Sherman, Orthopedic SurgeonEast Jefferson Orthopedics welcomes Dr. William Sherman, a surgeon with an unsurpassed reputation for excellence. He is a also Chief of Arthroplasty and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at LSU Medical School. Dr. Sherman received his Doctor of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Residency from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He also completed his Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. His anterior hip replacement procedure, performed on the specially designed HANA Table, gives patients faster recovery times and the very best in outcomes.

Under Dr. Sherman's guidance, hip and knee replacement patients at EJGH receive a total continuum of care that includes a pre-surgical education class, state-of-the-art rehab programs and a post-rehab fitness program to ensure the fullest, fastest recovery possible. For more information on East Jefferson Orthopedics, click here.

Dr. Sherman accepts most major forms of insurance. Call (504) 883-8951 for an appointment.

EJGH Recognized for Stroke Care Excellence by the American Heart Association & American Stroke Association Print E-mail
Friday, October 19, 2012 10:10 AM

Award considered a double achievement when paired with Gold Performance Award for Heart Failure Care.

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) is proud to announce its Neuroscience Program has been named a Silver Plus Performance Award winner by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. This prestigious award is based on the stringent criteria set through their Get with the Guidelines® Program. This distinction makes EJGH a double achievement winner when paired with the performance award for heart failure treatment excellence.

Medication Recalls Continue with Nation’s Concerns of Meningitis Outbreak Print E-mail
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 07:01 PM

Metairie, LA – Today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced further drug recalls related to the recent outbreak of meningitis related to tainted steroids that have been traced back to one particular manufacturer, New England Compounding Center, (NECC) in Massachusetts. The NECC apparently prepared steroids administered via epidural injection for management of pain that have been linked to cases of fungal meningitis. East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) did not purchase any of the injectable steroids linked to cases of fungal meningitis.

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