East Jefferson General Hospital is one of only 45 Magnet hospitals in the nation to be selected for study.

The Foundation recently granted its second gift of $10,000 to the Improving Heart Failures Outcomes Research Study. This gift, combined with previous support, raises the total contribution to this lifesaving study to $20,000. As one of only 45 Nurse Magnet hospitals in the country selected by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, EJGH stands as a regional leader in treating patients with heart failure complications. East Jefferson is also the only hospital in the region to earn the prestigious Gold Award in Heart Failure Care from the American Heart Association.

"As a Magnet hospital, we are always focused on improving outcomes through excellent nursing care," said Nicole Jones, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Heart Failure Program Coordinator. "We are so grateful to The Foundation for recognizing the value of nursing research in improving patient outcomes at our hospital, within our community and throughout the nation."

The primary objective of the study is to measure the effect of nursing intervention research has on heart failure outcomes, both locally in our community and nationally. The study further examines the role of patient education and clinical follow-up on the subject populations. The results and conclusions learned from the study will be used to change the way future heart failure care and patient education is delivered at EJGH and throughout the nation.

By participating in this research study, registered nurses at EJGH have been mentored by national expert nurse researchers. This may allow for inclusion on future research in the field of cardiovascular nursing.

"The Foundation strongly believes in supporting projects and studies that will directly and positively impact our community," said Carolyn Chassee, CFRE, President and CEO of The Foundation. "Our nurses and clinical staff have proven to be experts in their field of cardiac care, and we are proud to help give them the resources they need to continue their research."