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EJGH is Official Medical Provider and Fitness Facility of the New Orleans Zephyrs Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:41 AM

Every time the New Orleans Zephyrs take their home field this year, the medical experts of East Jefferson General Hospital will be right there with them as their official medical provider. As a community hospital, EJGH is thrilled to partner with the Zephyrs because they provide fun, family entertainment at an affordable price. Led by Zephyrs' mascots Boudreaux and Clotile, families of our area flock to the ballpark to take in a great game to create wonderful, lasting memories.

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Congratulations! EJGH Earns National ABNS Nursing Award Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:36 AM

The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) Awards and Recognition Committee announced during the organization's Spring Assembly meeting that it has selected the East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH), Critical Care Division in Metairie, LA as the recipient of the 2011 Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy. The award recognizes health care organizations, facilities or departments that are strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.

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EJGH Woman & Child Services Earns Awards for Outstanding Care Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 02:09 PM

The Woman & Child Department at East Jefferson General Hospital has recently received two outstanding honors that speaks volumes about our ability to provide excellence in care to the families in our community. Both honors reinforce that EJGH is not only a local leader in maternity services, but a state and national leader as well.

The first award is the Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. EJGH is the only site in our area to be chosen for this special recognition. This is given to hospitals, birthing facilities and birthing services that have International Board Certified Lactation Consultants on their staff. The award, in conjunction with the International Lactation Consultants Association, evaluates a center's overall breastfeeding program and includes such areas as program support, breastfeeding training for staff and offering lactation support to new mothers at least five to seven days a week.

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The Good Seed: Brachytherapy, or seeding, is a way to treat cancer during a long lunch break Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:12 AM

In 2011, options for treating cancer abound, and they are improving all the time. A proven cancer treatment that has yielded extremely positive results over the years is brachytherapy.

With brachytherapy, also called seeding or internal radiation therapy, radiation is used to eradicate tumors from the inside out instead of using external beam radiation therapy, which directs radiation from the outside in. Brachytherapy allows physicians to place radioactive material inside or near a tumor. The radioactive sources' precise locations permit physicians to use higher doses of radiation than are safe with external beam therapy and for shorter periods of time. That causes less damage to healthy tissues surrounding the diseased area.

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