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Major League umpires getting help from trainer Mackie Shilstone Print E-mail
Written by Lyons Yellin, The Times-Picayune   
Thursday, March 01, 2012 04:17 PM

Renowned trainer Mackie Shilstone empathizes with the rigorous life of a major league umpire.

"The hardest part of this job is really probably the travel and the grind it takes on you during the season," said Joe West, a 33-year veteran and president of the World Umpires Association. "It's not so much the balls and strikes and safes and outs, as it is the wear and tear on your body going from city to city changing time zones, staying in hotels and always having to eat out because you're never at home. For 12 years, Shilstone, a New Orleanian, has worked in conjunction with Major League Baseball to ensure its umpires can withstand the grind of a 162-game regular season and maintain a high quality of life through retirement.

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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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