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Robotic surgery offers quick return after gallstones Print E-mail
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Monday, June 04, 2012 12:40 PM

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EJGH Nurse Magnet Recognition Celebrated Print E-mail
Monday, May 14, 2012 12:05 PM

The celebration for the EJGH Nurse Magnet Re-designation continued last week as hospital leadership hosted a plaque presentation in the Atrium. Hospital, nurse and medical staff leadership all congratulated the nursing program and the entire organization for the hard work and dedication it took to become only the 52nd hospital in the country to receive a third consecutive Magnet accreditation. EJGH was first awarded the Nurse Magnet accreditation in 2002 and became Louisiana's first Nurse Magnet hospital. The nursing and hospital continually strives to raise the level of care and is proud to become the first in the state to also become a three-time accredited hospital.

EJGH Partners with American Heart Association on Sidewalk CPR Program Print E-mail
Monday, May 14, 2012 08:22 AM

AHA to offer free sidewalk CPR training during National CPR Week

Sidewalk CPR, free 60-second CPR Training Program
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
11:30AM - 1:00PM
East Jefferson General Hospital Atrium
4200 Houma Boulevard, Metairie

The American Heart Association is offering FREE lunchtime CPR trainings. Trainers and mannequins will be set up in the EJGH Atrium teaching people how use Hands-Only CPR, in approximately 60 seconds, in honor of National CPR Week (June 3 – 9). The American Heart Association calls on the community to learn how to give Hands-Only CPR because effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim's chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander. With approximately 300,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occurring each year and 80 percent occurring at home, the life you save is most likely to be someone you love.

EJGH’s Dr. Tod Engelhardt Appears On National TV Show The Doctors Print E-mail
Thursday, May 03, 2012 10:35 AM

EJGH's cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Tod Engelhardt, appeared this week on the national television show The Doctors. Dr. Engelhardt was featured and highlighted for his innovative procedure in treating pulmonary embolisms. Due to his groundbreaking work with the EKOS Catheter, he is setting a new standard for lifesaving care. Click here to read more about his procedure.

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