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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."

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.
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."

Off With Your Headache Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Thursday, January 05, 2012 10:06 AM

With proper medical attention, Chronic headaches don't have to be part of life

For most people, headaches are merely a nuisance that hampers their ability to concentrate and interferes with the day-to-day business of life. For others, a headache can be debilitating. Yet, many who suffer with chronic headaches live with them for years by self-medicating.

The most common headache types are tension and migraine. Although sinus headaches are a common complaint, particularly in south Louisiana, they are much less common than people think. "Everyone thinks they have a sinus headache, but more often than not, they are experiencing a tension headache," says East Jefferson General Hospital internist Dr. David St. Germain.

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