Attention Teachers:

Attention Teachers:

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Better Health Thru Your Phone

Better Health Thru Your Phone

How Smartphone apps can keep you fit and happy.

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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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Crawfish Season is Here!

Crawfish Season is Here!

Donate blood and receive a FREE crawfish apron in April and May.

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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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Volunteers of the Month: Jerry Gibel and Tancuj

Our Volunteers of the Month for May help bring in a unique, and one of the most popular, programs at East Jefferson General Hospital. Jerry Gibel and his pet therapy dog Tancuj have been bringing smiles to patients’ faces for the past five years, earning them this month’s top volunteer honors.

When Gibel and Tancuj enter a room, they immediately brighten up people’s day, both patients and Team Members alike. Pet therapy at EJGH has been proven to lift spirits, encourage communication, provides comfort, decreases anxiety and reduces loneliness, all of which lead to positive experiences at the hospital.

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The American Heart Association has just named EJGH's cardiac heart failure program a Gold Performance Award for a fourth consecutive year through their Get With The Guidelines program. This award signifies outstanding clinical outcomes in treating patients diagnosed with heart failure. EJGH is the only hospital in our area to receive this award in heart failure for a fourth consecutive year.

East Jefferson General Hospital is proud of our continued excellence in cardiac care. This is such a special distinction for our physicians, nursing staff and everyone throughout the organization. What makes this award so special is that it is based on how we administer care to our patients over the course of multiple years. That means we are consistently meeting or exceeding the standards set by one of the country's most prominent organizations over an extended time frame.

2012 Gold Heart Failure American Heart Association Recognition"Earning the Gold Performance Award for a fourth consecutive year is an amazing honor," says Ruby Brewer, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer. "The American Heart Association sets extremely rigorous goals and benchmarks to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care. To meet their goals we must provide continued excellence on a daily basis. It is a wonderful credit to our organization that we exceed their criteria and remain a national leader in cardiac care."

The Get With The Guidelines program is a quality improvement initiative that provides hospital staff with the tools that follow proven, evidence-based guidelines and procedures in caring for heart failure patients. Earning the Gold Performance Award means that a hospital has met the core standard levels of care developed by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for at least 24 consecutive months, and EJGH has accomplished this four times.

As defined by the American Heart Association, heart failure patients treated at Get With The Guidelines high-performing hospitals are started on aggressive therapies such as ace inhibitors, beta-blockers, diuretics and anticoagulants while in the hospital. In addition, patients receive lower sodium diet counseling, smoking cessation advice and other health education individual to their care.