Home EJGH in the News
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.

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.

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.

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.

<< Start < Prev 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Next > End >>

Page 24 of 34


Site Map