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.

Upcoming Events

Are you at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

This progam can change that.

In order to address the growing risk of Type 2 (T2) Diabetes in our region, we have launched the EJGH Prevent T2 Program!

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes.

As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with other participants and a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. These changes include losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.

Cynthia Freudenthal and Rose Wade are both experienced nurses and diabetes counselors who have been specially trained to become lifestyle coaches and help guide you on a path to better health.

Being part of a group provides support from other people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes you are. Together you can celebrate successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.

Prevent T2 Program Eligibility:
  • Did you know reducing your weight by just 5-7% reduces your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 58%!
  • The proper diet and exercise program not only reduces your risk of Type 2 diabetes, it reduces, and can eliminate, the need for medications.
  • This evidence based program provides the coaching and support to make healthy changes fun and much easier.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Fasting blood glucose of 100-125
  • A1C of 5.7-6.4
  • History of gestational diabetes
  • Recent (within the past year) blood test or claim code indicating pre-diabetes
  • BMI ≥25 kg/m (≥23 kg/m if Asian)
  • Never diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

Hearing your doctor say, “You’re at risk for type 2 diabetes,” or “You have prediabetes,” means that you can start preventing type 2 diabetes today. And you do not have to do it alone. Finding the PreventT2 program was your first step on that journey. If you have prediabetes, now is the time for prevention.

Contact Cindy Freudenthal RN, CDE at (504) 503-4165 to register today!

Wound Care And Hyperbaric Medicine Center

The Wound Center provides multidisciplinary outpatient treatment for patients with chronic non-healing wounds. These wounds are usually the result of diabetes, excessive pressure (bedsores), circulatory conditions, trauma or surgery. The patient's initial visit includes a comprehensive evaluation, which is used by staff to develop an individualized care plan using the most advanced treatments available. Education is provided throughout the course of treatment to promote rapid healing and prevent recurrence.

Patients may be referred to the Wound Center by their physicians or they may self-refer.


hperbaricsHyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy operates in conjunction with East Jefferson’s existing wound care center which provides outpatient services to people with chronic or difficult to heal wounds. Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), is the medical use of concentrated oxygen at levels higher than atmospheric pressure. HBOT has numerous indications some of which include the treatment of certain diabetic wounds of the lower extremities, necrotizing soft tissue infections, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, radiation necrosis, and failed skin grafts..

The goal of the East Jefferson Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is to significantly increase patients’ wound healing rates and improve patients’ quality of life.