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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EJGH Once Again Earns Four Star Rating From CMS

East Jefferson General Hospital earned four stars for the third consecutive term from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) when the organization released its much-anticipated Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings this past week.

EJGH outperformed all other area hospitals with its four stars and the measure places the institution among the top tier of the nearly 5,000 rated hospitals in the country, according to data released by CMS. This rating comes on the heels of both Leapfrog and CareChex, two independent hospital rating services naming EJGH as the region's number one hospital. 

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Supportive Care

Supportive Care focuses on the comprehensive management of the physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of patients and their family members dealing with the progression of advanced disease. It affirms life and regards dying as a natural process and a profoundly personal experience. Supportive Care neither hastens nor postpones death, but seeks to relieve suffering, control symptoms and restore functional capacity while remaining sensitive to personal, cultural and spiritual beliefs.

The Supportive Care team works closely with the patient's physician and caregivers to assist the patient in enhancing his or her quality of life. Members of the multidisciplinary team include the patient, caregivers, physicians, primary nurse, supportive care nurse, care manager, social worker, chaplain, pharmacist, nursing assistants and dietitian.

Components of the Supportive Care program include:

  • Advance directives
  • Symptom management
  • Collaboration with patient, family members and physicians in the establishment and clarification of the patient's plan of care
  • Spiritual and cultural counsel
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Education and preparation for time of death
  • Grief, loss and bereavement counseling
  • Life completion goals and tasks
  • Emotional support
  • Support Groups

Grief Support Group

This support group is for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Meetings are held on Saturdays, twice a month, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Dreyfous Rooms.

Compassionate Friends

This group is for families coping with the loss of a child. Meetings are the second Monday of each month from 7 to 9 pm in the hospital's Conference Center. Call (504) 503-5000 for more information.

Social Services

Licensed Clinical Social Workers work across disciplines to help patients and families cope with the emotional and social concerns that are often connected to illness or injury. Our professional social services staff can offer patients assistance in terms of patient care plans, evaluations, after care plans and referrals. They are also clinically trained to provide compassionate counseling for patients and families experiencing the difficulties of illness, rehabilitation and grief.

Services provided by social workers include:

  • Assisting with decision making related to the patient's plan of care
  • Helping patients adjust to lifestyle changes brought on by illness or injury
  • Grief and loss counseling
  • Assisting patients and family in complying with a physician's recommended plan of care
  • Counseling patients and family in times of conflict or crisis
  • Providing referrals to community resources, such as substance abuse treatment or mental health services
  • Providing referrals to nursing homes or assisted living facilities
  • Evaluating cases of possible abuse
  • Support Groups