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Baby, Let's Wait Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Saturday, April 21, 2012 05:26 PM

An initiative to delay inducing Labor until 39 weeks lowers the number of NICU babies

As any woman who's experienced it knows, pregnancy is filled with uncertainties. To narrow down the unknowns, many people try to plan everything they can, including the day their baby will be born. A woman may schedule her baby's birth in order to provide time to tie up loose ends at work, make sure the obstetrician of her choice is available, or because she's just tired of being pregnant.

For these and other reasons, the number of women who choose to induce labor has increased dramatically in the last two decades, almost doubling by some accounts. Pregnant women and their physicians often schedule elective inductions as early as the 37th week of pregnancy — when a baby is considered full term.

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EJGH Receives Third Consecutive Magnet Recognition Print E-mail
Monday, March 19, 2012 02:05 PM

First in Louisiana and Mississippi to earn this coveted distinction

Metairie, LA – East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH), for the third consecutive term, has attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing. This credential is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.

"Receiving Magnet recognition for the third time is an unprecedented achievement in our region," says Dr. Mark J. Peters, EJGH President and CEO. "As the first in the state to receive a Magnet distinction in 2002, our nursing staff and entire organization, have helped set the bar for others to follow. For over a decade now, we have performed at a higher level while also demonstrating the leadership, dedication and commitment to continuous improvement."

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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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