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Pneumonia Care

Pneumonia is caused by a viral or bacterial infection that fills your lungs with mucus. This lowers the oxygen level in your blood. Symptoms of pneumonia can include the following:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • "Wet" cough. Your mucus may look green or bloody.
  • Chest pain
  • Fever and chills
  • Fatigue

How is EJGH Performing in Pneumonia Care?

The individual measures below are how hospitals throughout the United States are measured. Click on a link to see how EJGH compares nationally and in Louisiana in each individual measure.

Percent of Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics

Percent of Pneumonia Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)

All descriptions and data sources are reported from Hospital Compare.

Data reported are based on discharges from Fourth Quarter 2012 through Third Quarter 2013.

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Pneumonia can be extremely dangerous and even life threatening. We stress to our patients that they get annual flu shots. Taking proper precautions throughout their daily lives are also important measures to avoid infections that cause pneumonia. Eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of rest and practicing good hand hygiene are always encouraged.