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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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

The group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one to illness or other causes. Meetings are every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 pm. Call (504) 503-5000 for location.

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