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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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EJGH Sets National Standard in Cancer Care Print E-mail
Monday, June 06, 2011 03:25 PM

Four years ago, East Jefferson General Hospital transformed the experience of cancer patients in our region by introducing the Cancer Navigator program. A Cancer Navigator works with cancer patients, and their families, from the time of diagnosis until survivorship is achieved. They help coordinate patient treatment schedules, support groups and assist in every aspect of care so the patient has a one-on-one resource throughout their cancer journey.

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Congratulations to Our Heroes! Print E-mail
Thursday, May 26, 2011 09:50 AM

CityBusiness' Health Care Heroes honors 50 outstanding health care professionals in the New Orleans area in six categories: professional, physician, nurse, first responder, animal care and volunteer. A Health Care Hero identifies men and women in the health care industry whose contributions have increased the well-being of the community. Honorees are nominated by their peers and then selected by CityBusiness based on industry and community involvement and achievement that have set the pace for the overall community. Below is a list of EJGH Health Care Heroes and their achievements.

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EJGH Receives $60,000 to Benefit Outpatient Oncology Infusion Center Print E-mail
Friday, April 29, 2011 09:37 AM

9th Annual Lympho-Maniac 70's Party raised money to expand and modernize chemotherapy area

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has received $60,000 in proceeds from the 9th Annual Lympho-Maniac 70's Party held on March 26. Chad Landry, founder of the New Orleans Lympho-Maniacs and EJGH Foundation Board member, announced that all money raised from the event would support the East Jefferson Capital Campaign to expand and modernize the Outpatient Oncology Infusion Center located in the Yenni Treatment Pavilion.

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