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
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.
All descriptions and data sources are reported from Hospital Compare.Data reported are based on discharges from Fourth Quarter 2012 through Third Quarter 2013.