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EJGH Presents Hero Night at Zephyr Field

Join East Jefferson General Hospital on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. for Hero Night at Zephyr Field, bringing together all of our community’s heroes who serve on a daily basis.

From firefighters and police officers to EMS and nurses, EJGH and the New Orleans Zephyrs will be recognizing the unsung heroes who help make our community great every day. All heroes will be celebrated throughout the game with fireworks immediately following.

Tickets can be purchased online through the Zephyrs or by calling the box office at 504-734-5155.

Live Well With Diabetes

Join the medical experts and staff of East Jefferson General Hospital’s Wound and Diabetes Management Center and Healthy Lifestyles for a free seminar on diabetes management this Thursday, March 17, from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the EJGH Conference Center. Head Chef Derek Fritzel and Dietitian Amanda Perron will be on hand for cooking demonstrations starting at 11:30 a.m. followed by a “Diabetes and Your Eyes” presentation by Dr. Catherine Fitzmorris, MD. At 2 p.m. Dr. Kimberly Fremin, MD will present “Diabetes and Your Kidneys” with the day wrapping up with “Diabetes and your Feet” with Celia Storey. Parking is available for free in the Hudson Garage.

Foundation Golf Tournament

The Foundation of East Jefferson General Hospital will host its 14th Annual Golf Classic on May 9, at Metairie Country Club. This fundraising event was started over a decade ago by community volunteers who wanted to make a difference in the lives of our patients. Today, it stands as one of the premier golf tournaments in our region and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the needs of East Jefferson General Hospital. The community's continued support of these events help make it possible for the Foundation to continue supporting EJGH in their mission of delivering the highest quality, compassionate healthcare to our community. The Foundation provides this support by providing funding for specialized patient care, advanced technology, services and capital expansion projects. For the downloadable information and form CLICK HERE. For more information, contact Lucy King at lmking@ejgh.org or 504-503-5596.

 

Foundation Gala

This year, East Jefferson General Hospital is celebrating 45 years of providing the highest quality, compassionate healthcare to the people in this community. To commemorate this anniversary, The Foundation is hosting a 45th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, June 11, 7-10 p.m. at The Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at the World War II Museum. The Gala will provide the community an opportunity to come together to celebrate EJGH as a community partner and to honor physicians, nurses and volunteers who have made a significant contribution in Jefferson Parish and to the medical profession. Tickets are $200 per head and available here. For more information contact Lucy King at lmking@ejgh.org or 504-503-5593.
 

A-Fib Support Group

Join East Jefferson General Hospital in its upcoming A-Fib Support Group held on April 6, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Esplanade Room 3. The group is aimed to help ease the stress of those battling A-Fib through information sharing talks from EJGH physicians. This month’s speaker will be Dr. James McKinnie who will discuss blood thinners and anticoagulants. The sessions are free and open to the public, allowing the community to ask questions in an informal, stress-free setting.

  

Live Well with Cancer: Free Friday Classes

As part of our Live Well with Cancer program, members of the community and participants can attend FREE classes. All classes are from 10:30am to 11:30am. The program provides safe and effective exercise training, education and therapy for the mind, body and spirit. Cancer patients, survivors, loved ones and caretakers are all welcome.

Program Includes:

  • April 8th – Art & Music Therapy at the Regional Cancer Center
  • April 15th – Nutrition Education at the Wellness Center
  • April 22nd – Healing Therapies at the Regional Cancer Center
  • April 29th – Healing Therapies at the Regional Cancer Center
  • May 6th – Nutrition Education at the Regional Cancer Center
  • May 13th – Massage and Guided Meditation at the Regional Cancer Center

For more information, click here or call (504) 503-6868.

 

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.

 

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.