Outdoor Boot Camp is Back!

Outdoor Boot Camp is Back!

Registration ends September 24. New sessions start October 1! 

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EJGH Awarded Four Star Rating

EJGH Awarded Four Star Rating

For the third consecutive time, CMS awarded us with 4-Stars!

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12th Annual Up on The Roof: 10/05/2018

12th Annual Up on The Roof: 10/05/2018

Featuring music by Groovy 7! Tickets on sale now.

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New Safe Sitter Classes Now Available

New Safe Sitter Classes Now Available

The Nationally-Recognized Program is once again offering 2-day courses.

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Why are we #1?

Why are we #1?

Let's talk about it! Our new campaign focuses on why we are at the top.

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Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

Quit Smoking. Start Healing. All for Free.

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Introducing: Therapeutic Yoga at EJGH

Introducing: Therapeutic Yoga at EJGH

Come experience the many physical benefits of our new class at the Wellness Center! 

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Make the Most of Your Meals in 2018

Make the Most of Your Meals in 2018

Join EJGH's registered Nutritionist for healthy cooking demo's each month this year! 

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Number 1 in Louisiana, Number 10 in America

Number 1 in Louisiana, Number 10 in America

Proud of our accolades. More proud to be the choice of care for you and yours. 

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Now Open: EJGH Urgent Care!

Now Open: EJGH Urgent Care!

Visit us at our new location in Kenner. 

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Free Child Safety Seat Fittings at EJGH

Free Child Safety Seat Fittings at EJGH

Stop by the Wellness Center Parking Lot on the 3rd Thursday of every month. 

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Volunteer of the Month: August 2018

Jerry Ricks

It has only taken 2 years for Jerry Ricks to become the face of the EJGH pharmacy. His ever-smiling presence, attention to detail and willingness to always go the extra mile, (which to Jerry always just seems to be the right thing to do), has endeared him to the entire pharmacy staff but also those who deal with that department. Thank you Jerry for all you do to help make EJGH a truly great hospital.

Upcoming Events

Volunteers are the backbone of the great care we deliver every day here at East Jefferson General Hospital. To get started on your journey to providing the best care possible to our community, please follow the steps below that contain pertinent information on how you can make the most out of your time as an EJGH volunteer. Following the video, you will be asked to read through a power point, review our volunteer standards, and, finally, print and sign all attached forms and deliver them to our Volunteer Services office. Thank you again for helping East Jefferson General Hospital 'Make It Great Everyday'!


Step 1: Watch the video on our proud history as a hospital.

Step 2: Read and review our Volunteer Orientation Presentation by clicking the link below:

Volunteer Orientation Presentation

Step 3: Read and review our Volunteer Orientation Handbook and Volunteer Standards by clicking the links below:

Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Standards

Step 4: Print, complete, and sign the documents below by clicking each link. Once signed, please return the forms to the Volunteer Services Office at East Jefferson General Hospital.

Volunteer Commitment and Confidentiality Agreement

Volunteer Certification of HIPAA Receipt and Understanding (HIPAA Guidelines are located in Step 2.)

Volunteer Orientation Quiz

Step 5: Download and print our Visitors Guide to help with navigation upon your arrival.

Visitor's Guide

Step 6: Complete your volunteer health screening.

Step 7: Receive your start date from Volunteer Services.

East Jefferson General Hospital offers you a way to meet your school's community service requirement, while learning more about a future career in healthcare. But the benefits don't stop there.

Volunteer - It's Good For You

When you volunteer you both give and receive. Through volunteering, you can:

  • Meet new people. Volunteering allows you to meet others with similar interests and make new friends. You might even make contacts for future internships or employment opportunities.
  • Learn new skills such as working as part of a team, setting and reaching goals, and the importance of guest services.
  • Explore a healthcare career. Find out more about your career options and what areas of healthcare you might be best at and most enjoy.
  • Add to your college or job application. Volunteering shows you can make a commitment and stick to it. It also shows others you are willing to help improve our community.

Join Our Team

It's easy. If you've completed the eighth grade, are 14 years of age, and want to volunteer, just follow these steps:

  • Fill out an application.
    You can also come by our Volunteer Services office, located on the first floor of the hospital, or give us a call at (504) 503-5548 and we'll send you an application in the mail. You can also apply online by clicking here.
  • Come in for an interview.
    Once your application is received, a Volunteer Services team member will contact you to schedule an interview. The interview is your chance to tell us about your abilities and interests. This information helps us match you with a department that will benefit from your skills, and where you can make the most of your talents.
  • Attend orientation.
    All volunteers must attend an orientation session before beginning their assignments. Orientation is your introduction to the hospital, its team, and your fellow volunteers. You'll learn about hospital policies and standards, as well as our expectations of you as a volunteer.
  • Get medical clearance.
    Volunteers must submit a physician's clearance to join the volunteer program. You must also make an appointment with the Volunteer Services health nurse to have a TB skin test.
  • Make a commitment.
    Junior volunteers must commit to 50 hours of service per year.