At East Jefferson General Hospital, we place great emphasis on Quality Scores to help us continuously improve our delivery of care. Multi-disciplinary teams of physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), pharmacists, therapists and clinical nurses work together as a team to achieve improvements in clinical care and guide the organization toward a culture of quality and patient safety.
We have been a national leader in the adoption of electronic medical records to improve the accuracy, efficiency and measurability of clinical outcomes. In addition, our efforts include the following important strategies and tools needed to accomplish clinical excellence:
Development of physician order sets incorporating the current best practices.
Development of clinical pathways addressing the daily care of the individual patient.
Dedicated resources for quality management and patient throughput programs.
Expansion of the electronic medical records system.
EJGH has successfully incorporated patient safety goals into the daily care provided to the community. We have been awarded the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® signifying that we meet or exceed their high standards of care.
In addition, EJGH has been recognized by the following organizations for clinical excellence:
American Heart Association's Gold Award - The Gold Award is part of the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines initiative and is one of the highest honors a hospital can receive. It demonstrates outstanding and consistent care for our patients experiencing heart failure. This award is based on meeting and exceeding performance measures set by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Further, it goes beyond the clinical treatment and recognizes the efforts to educate the patient about heart-healthy living.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Blue Center of Distinction® - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana named East Jefferson General Hospital a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. This distinction is an affirmation of the clinical excellence in orthopedics that our medical team provides our patients.
Blue Distinction is an innovative quality designation developed by Blue Cross Blue Shield that helps consumers and their physicians find medical facilities that have a demonstrated expertise in specialty care. These recognized healthcare providers must meet objective, evidence-based thresholds for clinical quality, developed in collaboration with expert physicians and medical organizations.
Louisiana's First Nurse Magnet Hospital - In 2002, EJGH became the first hospital in Louisiana to earn the prestigious Magnet Status for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 2006, EJGH was one of only a handful of hospitals able to raise their standards high enough to earn the distinction of being re-designated as a Nurse Magnet Hospital.
A commitment to the highest quality of healthcare means that our staff delivers consistently great care to every patient, every day they are here. It is about combining technology with an expert level of knowledge to give our patients the cutting-edge care they deserve.