Downtown N.O.

Community Events

Safeheart Screenings Now Available

In just 30 minutes, our extensive, non-invasive screenings can identify your risk of heart attack, stroke or aneurysm and give you peace of mind. And, If you are found to be at risk, we will give you the tools to manage any conditions that may arise.

For just $119 on Tuesday, Nov. 1, join us at the East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center to undergo our exclusive Safeheart Health Screening.

As part of this exclusive, life-saving package, you will receive:

  • Carotid Artery Ultrasound Screen - Identifies buildup of plaque and blockages in the carotid arteries - the leading cause of stroke.
  • Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT) Screen - Assesses the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) through the use of non-invasive ultrasound, measuring artery wall thickness.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screen - Identifies abnormal enlargement of the abdominal aorta – a condition that may not cause any symptoms until a catastrophic rupture occurs.
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease Screen - Evaluates any decreased circulation to the lower extremities which may indicate - a higher risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • Atrial Fibrillation Screen - Evaluates the presence of atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm) which may lead to blood clot formation within the heart chambers.

As an added benefit, the Wellness Center will provide cholesterol screenings and overall wellness assessments for an additional $30.

For more information, or to register, call 228-896-6733, or go online to

Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer

Join East Jefferson General Hospital physicians Dr. Mohammed Amari, Pulmonologist, and Dr. Rabia Cattie, Oncologist, as they present “Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer,” an awareness and educational seminar held at EJGH.

The event takes place on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the EJGH Conference Center Esplanade Room 2.

The free 2-hour workshop will cover the latest treatments for lung cancer. Experts will also discuss side effects, side-effect management and tools to overcome the social and emotional challenges of the diagnosis. We hope to answer many of your questions about lung cancer to help you (or your loved one) manage the disease more successfully. Lunch will be provided for those that RSVP.

Space is limited so please register by contacting Susan Bailey at or 504-503-5701.

Supermarket Safari

Let the experts at East Jefferson General Hospital help guide you through the treacherous supermarket jungle. EJGH’s Diabetes Management Center can help you cut through the confusion of the grocery store with a virtual tour down the aisles.

During the informative seminar on Wednesday October 26, 2016 in the Esplanade 3 in the EJGH Conference Center, participants can learn to seek out the best foods for diabetics in the supermarket and discover how to read those confusing food labels.

Participants can also obtain fast and easy recipes using the information provided during the session.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Call Healthfinder at 504.456.5000 to reserve your seat today!

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.

  • December 7

*The group meets the first 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.

  • October 24
  • November 28

Tours are subject to change depending upon roster.