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Join EJGH in the 2016 New Orleans Heart Walk

East Jefferson General Hospital, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, is proud to be the leading sponsor for the 2016 New Orleans Heart Walk, the premier event for raising funds to save lives from the country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke.

Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family.

As the top sponsor for this year's walk, EJGH has set the campus-wide fundraising goal of $30,000, contributing to the AHA's overall goal of $830,000.

The walk is set to take place on Nov. 12 at Champion's Square in a 1.8 mile route around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and surrounding area.

EJGH is asking that all community members consider being a part of the event and join hospital sponsored teams.

No upfront donation is required to join, and to sign-up, simply follow the link here to the 2016 New Orleans Heart Walk website.

For more information or to find out how to donate, contact Nina Victory at or by calling 504-503-5548.

Free Child Safety Seat Fitting

East Jefferson General Hospital’s Woman and Newborn Services and EMS are partnering together with the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force to offer free Child Safety Seat Fittings.

This program is designed to demonstrate proper installation of your child safety seat and ensure seat type and fit are accurate for your vehicle.

Seat Fittings are available on the third Thursday of every month from 2:30–4:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center parking lot at 3726 Houma Blvd., Metairie, LA. Fittings are also offered by appointment. For more information, please call 504-503-7152.

Yoga and Tai Chi at City Park

EJGH Wellness Center presents relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA Monday evenings at 6pm. Or join us for Yoga or Pilates Saturday mornings at 8am among NOMA's outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Classes are $5 or free to members of EJGH Wellness CenterEJGH Healthy Lifestyles or members of NOMA.

Call HealthFinder at 456-5000 to register.

A-Fib Support Group at EJGH

Dr. James McKinnie and Dr. Zhen Jiao began the A-Fib Support Group in October 2012. The group’s mission is to provide education and support, including information on procedures and medications for A-Fib patients, in an informal setting.

  • August 3
  • October 5
  • December 7

*The group meets the fi rst Wednesday of every other month from 6:30-7:30pm. Call for meeting location. This group is FREE and open to the community.

Call 504-456-5000 to register.(Registration is not necessary)


Grocery Store Tours and Blood Pressure Screenings

Every month our Wellness Center nutritionist guides participants through Whole Foods Market in Metairie to teach them how to make healthier choices, understand food labels and shop for the best health.

Tours will be held on the following dates from 5–6pm and will meet in the restaurant area of Whole Foods Market at 3420 Veterans Blvd. Blood pressure screenings are conducted from 4–4:30pm before each tour. 

All tours are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Call EJGH HealthFinder at 504-456-5000 to register.

  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 30
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 29
  • October 27
  • November 17

Tours are subject to change depending upon roster.