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! 

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. 

EJGH Awarded Four Star Rating

EJGH Awarded Four Star Rating

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

Exercise is Medicine!

Exercise is Medicine!

Join us as we fight obesity, heart disease, and diabetes with exercise.

Now Open: EJGH Urgent Care!

Now Open: EJGH Urgent Care!

Visit us at our new location in Kenner. 

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Volunteer of the Month: March 2018

Sandra Duvic

Since she started volunteering in January of 2016, Sandra Duvic has already made in indelible impression on our organization and the community. Beginning by volunteering one day a week in the Volunteer Services Department, Sandra then expanded to three days a week in three different areas. In fact, her “work” in Volunteer Services and the Emergency Department was so inspiring, when the EJ Women’s Clinic needed a volunteer one day a week, they specifically requested if Sandra could fill the role. She did and has not stopped impressing everyone with whom she comes in contact. Sandra, like so many of our volunteers, embodies the very best of our hospital, our community and our nation. She is selfless and committed to contributing to a greater good. We thank her for her commitment.

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Through EJGH's partnership with Delgado Community College, emerging EMT specialists and paramedics learn alongside the best medical staff in the region, creating a community service renowned for its professionalism, expediency, and skill. EJGH's emergency medical technicians and paramedics answer nearly 40,000 calls per year with an average response time of five to six minutes. EMS units are strategically placed throughout the service area to reduce response time.

In addition, East Jefferson's EMS has led the way in our area by introducing 12-lead EKG capabilities to our ambulances in 1990. The latest version of this technology is now installed in all East Jefferson ambulances and allows EMS workers responding to an emergency, to perform a 12-lead EKG in the field and instantly send a diagnostic quality test result to the hospital. It is this kind of dedication to innovative technology and procedures that make East Jefferson's EMS the one that our community can count on.

Responding to an Emergency Situation

Call 911

Stay calm. The first and best thing you can do is to remain calm. Call 911. If someone else is with you, who is not injured, ask that person to call 911.

If you can, have the following information available:

  • The address or location of the injured person
  • A call back number
  • A brief description of the injuries or illness
  • The number of people injured

If the person is injured in a car accident and there is no immediate danger, such as fire, do not move them. Unnecessary movement can cause additional injuries. If the injured person is not breathing, the 911 Operator can walk you through CPR instructions over the phone. Do not hang up until the dispatcher ends the conversation.

Hands-Only CPR

According to The American Heart Association (AHA), mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is no longer necessary on those having a heart attack. Instead, anyone can and should perform "Hands-Only CPR" in the event that someone collapses. The AHA recommends following these two simple steps for performing Hands-Only CPR:

  • Call 911.
  • Use straight arms to push hard and fast at the center of the chest.

Hands-Only CPR has been shown to more than double the chances of survival for an adult who has collapsed from cardiac arrest.

Emergency Department (ED)

East Jefferson General Hospital Emergency Department is known for its efficiency, quality diagnosticians and superior emergency management. EJGH's state-of-the art facility encompasses 18 private rooms, and 33 beds total. In addition, our ED has earned a reputation for excellence due to innovative procedures and digital technologies such as the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) which allows doctors to automatically update patient charts, collaborate with other physicians and immediately notify nurses of any changes in treatment course.

One recent enhancement that is changing the way many perceive a trip to the ER is our Geaux Zone. The Geaux Zone allows patients who have been triaged with having minor ailments (and not needing to be placed in a bed or on a monitor) to be treated and released more quickly and efficiently while allowing more resources to be available to the seriously ill or injured.

In 2015, plans have been approved for the expansion of the EJGH Emergency Department enabling us to treat an even higher volume of patients. In addition to more space, this addition will give us more designated space for treating those with mental disorders who present in our ED. 

In fact, City Business Magazine recognized East Jefferson's Emergency Department as an Innovator of the Year for implementing the CPOE throughout the department. Our ED has also won a number of awards from the American Heart Association and others related to our exemplary care for those with heart attacks and strokes.

By streamlining processes through technology and utilizing best practices in triage, our elite cadre of nurses and physicians, certified in Trauma Care, treat approximately 52,000 patients every year, almost all of whom are seen within 30 minutes of arrival to EJGH's ED.

The privacy and confidentiality of our patients is very important to us. Therefore, we ask that visitors are limited to one person per room. Under special circumstances, more than one visitor may be allowed in a room. In this case, the primary visitor will be given a visitor pass, which can be exchanged with another visitor at any time.