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EJGH Unveiled Blue Dog Painting Print E-mail
Friday, August 05, 2011 04:02 PM

Original Artwork Donated by Mr. Peter Vicari

Through the generosity of Mr. Peter Vicari, owner of Pete Vicari General Contractors, East Jefferson General Hospital unveiled its newest Blue Dog Painting at a ceremony in the hospital atrium. This original artwork was painted by the world-renown artist, Mr. George Rodrigue.

"We at East Jefferson are extremely grateful to Pete Vicari for this incredibly generous donation," says Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. "This artwork will always be available for the entire community to enjoy. The Blue Dog paintings have become part of the identity of our region, as Mr. Rodrigue's works are known worldwide. We are proud to make this artwork a focal point in our hospital."

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New Procedure Gives New Hope for Atrial Fibrillation Print E-mail
Friday, August 05, 2011 03:21 PM

Dr. James McKinnie, a board certified cardiologist/electrophysiologist, is now performing Cryo-Cath at East Jefferson General Hospital. This innovative procedure may be the most effective treatment yet for atrial fibrillation.

Dr. McKinnie has spent more than a quarter of a century developing a reputation as one of the south's leading cardiologists. As an electrophysiologist, he is uniquely qualified to address the condition known as atrial fibrillation or A-fib. A-fib occurs when the upper and lower chambers of the heart do not beat in rhythm. This lack of rhythm can be quite painful to the thousands who suffer with the condition that is sometimes also known as "irregular heartbeat". This condition should not be taken lightly. According to some sources, as much as 40% of all strokes occur to those with a-fib.

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Destination Maternity Classes Print E-mail
Friday, July 15, 2011 09:15 AM

Next Stop, Parenthood!

Mark your calendar! There will be a "Meet the Certified Instructors" event at Destination Maternity on Thursday, August 18 from 5 – 7 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet the instructors who are teaching the pre-natal classes.

EJGH has partnered with Destination Maternity to help expectant families on their journey to parenthood and beyond. Now, in addition to the courses still offered at EJGH’s main campus, classes will be held at the Destination Maternity location on North Causeway Blvd. Click here to register online for Destination Maternity Classes.

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Reducing early deliveries in Louisiana: An editorial Print E-mail
Written by The Times-Picayune   
Friday, July 15, 2011 08:25 AM

Louisiana has a dismal track record when it comes to the health of its youngest residents: the state ranks 49th for infant mortality, pre-term births and low and very low birth weight babies, according to the National Center of Health Statistics.

It's important to improve that ranking, and that's why the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has launched what it calls the 39-Week Initiative. The program, the first of its kind, encourages hospitals to stop elective early deliveries -- before the 39th week of pregnancy -- that are not medically necessary.

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