Podiatry is the branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. At East Jefferson General Hospital Podiatry, we strive to provide relief of these distressing and debilitating disorders. Our board certified physicians can get you healthy and back on your feet, providing you with personalized care every step of the way.


Dr. Poirot, M.D.

Dr. Amber Poirot Headshot

Podiatrist Dr. Amber Poirot joins the East Jefferson General Hospital family after serving as the Chief of Podiatry at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana native returns to the EJGH Metairie main campus after completing her residency at the hospital in 2013. Poirot earned her doctorate in podiatric Medicine from the Dr. William M. School College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Ill. and her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Poirot is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

EJGH Experience: Contractor Orientation

To get started on your journey to providing the best care possible to our community, please follow the steps below that contain pertinent information on how you can make the most out of your time as an EJGH volunteer. Following the video, you will be asked to read through a power point, review our volunteer standards, and, finally, print and sign all attached forms and deliver them to our Volunteer Services office. Thank you again for helping East Jefferson General Hospital 'Make It Great Everyday'!


Step 1: Watch the video on our proud history as a hospital.

Step 2: Read and review our EJGH Experience Presentation by clicking the link below:

EJGH Experience Presentation

Step 3: Read and review our EJGH Experience Handbook and Volunteer Standards by clicking the link below:

EJGH Experience Handbook

Step 4: Print, complete, and sign the documents below by clicking each link. Once signed, please return the forms to your department leader.

Non-Employee Confidentiality & HIPAA Agreement

EJGH Experience Quiz

Step 5: Download and print our Visitors Guide to help with navigation upon your arrival.

Visitor's Guide

Which Hospital is Right for You?

East Jefferson General Hospital earned four stars when the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its much-anticipated Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.

EJGH outshined all other hospitals in the area with its four stars and the measure places the institution among the top 20 percent of 4,599 rated hospitals in the country, according to data released by CMS.

“This is an important indicator for us because it shows that what we are doing, we’re doing right,” said EJGH President and CEO Dr. Mark Peters. “These rankings were put together using statistics that are making it easy for people to look at, and understand, hospital ratings. I’m thrilled, yet not surprised, that we received such a high rating. I hope that people will use this information to make informed decisions and that EJGH is the right place for them.”

The CMS ratings are a composite metric of one to five stars, conveying the overall quality of over 4,000 hospitals in the United States. CMS uses 64 different measures to assess the quality of hospitals, all of which are posted on the Hospital Compare site.

"With this bold move, CMS came down on the side of patients and their families, helping make health care data more meaningful and actionable," said Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group, the nation's leading nonprofit advocate of healthcare transparency.

"Health care data should never again be locked away in an ivory tower accessible only by providers or policymakers. Which hospital you choose can mean the difference between a quick recovery or a dangerous hospital-acquired infection; between feeling respected and cared for, or ignored and distrusted. By putting meaningful metrics into the hands of consumers, we allow them to make informed decisions, and every American deserves that opportunity."

EJGH is one of just two hospitals in the New Orleans area with four stars while four earned three stars and three hospitals earned two stars.* The national average came in at 3.09 stars.

 

 

* Results include only hospitals located on the East Bank and Southshore.

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Please call HealthFinder at (504) 456-5000 to find the right doctor for you. Representatives are available from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

For emergencies, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

For a list of MD Anderson Cancer Network Credentialed Physicians, click here.

 

EJ Managed Physicians

EJGH is proud to manage over 20 clinics and medical specialties throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Some are MPSI Practices and some are either EJPN or EJPG. Each is staffed by one of the most clinically advanced and experienced medical staffs in our region and backed by the excellence of East Jefferson General Hospital, these physicians are ready to care for you and your family.

CLICK HERE to find an EJGH managed physician that's right for you.