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About Jefferson Parish

East Jefferson General Hospital is located in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The area offers a culturally diverse and unique way of life. Universities, theater, world-class music, outdoor recreation, museums and five-star cuisine are just a few of the things that make the New Orleans metro area special.

Metairie is located in the heart of Jefferson Parish, which stretches from the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It was named by Relocate-America as one of the Top 100 Places to Live in 2009. The city's cost of living is well below the national average, while the unemployment rate in Metairie continues to be several percentage points below the national average.

Jefferson Parish is also home to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), offering 116 daily flights to 34 domestic and international destinations. Seven miles from EJGH, the airport served 7.9 million passengers in 2008 and scored 4th best out of America's 47 largest airports for on-time departures and rare overbooking according to USNews.

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