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EJGH Earns Gold Seal For Stroke Care Print E-mail
Thursday, March 01, 2012 04:14 PM

The Joint Commission certifies hospital as a national Advanced Primary Stroke Center.

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) is proud to announce that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for certification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. This distinction signifies that EJGH has implemented the stringent, national guidelines needed for high-level stroke care. This honor also follows an intensive site visit and review by a panel of commission experts.

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Lean Program Named National L.E.A.P. Award Winner Print E-mail
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 10:12 AM

East Jefferson General Hospital's Pharmacy Department has earned the Gold L.E.A.P. (Lean Excellence Award in Pharmacy) Award from Baxter Healthcare Corporation for their outstanding work in reducing waste through Lean concepts and tools. Over 190 pharmacies throughout the United States submitted award applications, but the review committee singled out the EJGH Pharmacy for their efforts.

"We are extremely proud that our Pharmacy team has been recognized by an outside, national organization," says Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. "They put a tremendous amount of work into a Lean project that realized a substance savings to the hospital. It represents practical solutions for effectively moving our organization forward."

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EJGH Among 2011 Top Performing Hospitals Print E-mail
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:07 PM

EJGH only Louisiana hospital to receive distinction

East Jefferson General Hospital is among the 2011 Top Performing Hospitals in the Premier healthcare alliance's national QUEST® collaborative.

Based on three years (January 2008-December 2010) of the QUEST: High Performing Hospitals collaborative, East Jefferson General Hospital was recognized for:

  • Improvement in delivering recommended evidence-based care to every patient, every time by 16 percent. For example, providing flu vaccinations to all pneumonia patients or prescribing a high blood pressure or chest pain medication to all heart attack patients prior to discharge.
  • Reducing mortality rates by 40 percent.
  • Safely reducing the cost of care per adjusted discharge by 30 percent.
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Lion King Roars Into EJGH Print E-mail

Get ready to pounce on our ticket give-a-way contest!

Only at East Jefferson General Hospital can you see masks used during the Lion King Broadway show. These beautiful masks were crafted and specially designed by the artists at Disney exclusively for the production. EJGH has placed these five masks of the title characters in the display section of the Sunshine Boutique on the first floor of the hospital Atrium and will be on display from February 9 – 24. The public is encouraged to come by to see the masks and read the stories about how they were created.

While visiting the display, everyone is also encouraged to enter the contest to win two tickets to the Lion King in March. The Lion King Broadway production will be at the Mahalia Jackson Theater from March 14 – April 15 and has earned national acclaim for its beautiful pageantry, sound and set design and elite level performers. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you'll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar®-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." Let your imagination run wild at the Tony Award®-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment."

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