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New Addition: Girls' Night Out, Expert Tips for Moms-To-Be

Last Updated on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:00 AM


Whether you are a new mom, pregnant or thinking about starting a family, join us for New Addition Girl’s Night Out: Expert Tips for Moms-To-Be. East Jefferson General Hospital OB/GYNs Leah Gonski and Stephen Champlin will discuss maximizing the health of mom and baby before, during and after birth. Perinatologist Asha Heard will talk about preconception counseling and the coordination of care for high-risk pregnancies.

Thursday, September 19 • 7pm, with tours beginning at 6:30pm  

EJGH Conference Center • FREE

Event will also include:

  • Demonstrations: car seat safety, swaddling, CPR and breastfeeding
  • Complimentary nursery design advice from Pottery Barn
  • Juicing demonstrations from Williams-Sonoma
  • Education information from Medela, March of Dimes, Nola Nesting, La Leche League,
    Destination Maternity, Fussy Baby Network and GNOBAC (Greater New Orleans
    Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition)
  • Hand massages
  • Complimentary, on-site pregnancy photos from Mom 365 Photography
  • Nutrition resources 
  • Yoga demonstrations
  • Gift Bags 
  • Giveaways which include: Carseats, Breast Pumps and more!

 Call HealthFinder at 504-456-5000 to reserve your seat today.

 Sponsored by: 

• EJGH Woman & Child Center • Wellness Center • Destination Maternity 
• Whole Foods Market  • Williams- Sonoma • Pottery Barn • Medela 
• Fussy Baby Network • Nola Nesting • GNOBAC • Mom 365 Photography 


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A New Standard of Care Saves Lives

Last Updated on Thursday, November 10, 2011 11:28 AM Written by John Sartori

Imagine being a physician dedicated to preserving life and realizing a patient will probably die because there is not an acceptable treatment for what ails that patient. That dilemma is exactly what confronted cardiologist Stanley Bleich and cardiovascular thoracic surgeon Tod Engelhardt exactly two years ago. The patient had arrived at East Jefferson General Hospital in cardiogenic shock with chest pain and severe shortness of breath two weeks following coronary artery bypass surgery. He was diagnosed with a massive pulmonary embolism (PE) that extended into his right ventricle and right atrium.

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EJGH Surgeon Passes Surgical Milestone

Last Updated on Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:49 AM Written by Keith Darcey

East Jefferson General Hospital's Dr. Michael Brothers recently performed his 200th complete anatomic lobectomy with lymph node dissection for lung cancer using the Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) procedure. As the only MD Anderson network credentialed cardiothoracic surgeon in Louisiana performing this complex but minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Brothers is able to remove cancerous areas of the lungs and lymph node chains through several small holes. Lung cancer is the most common fatal malignancy in men and women in America.

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Coronary Bypass Surgery

Last Updated on Thursday, July 08, 2010 09:14 AM Written by John Sartori

East Jefferson General Hospital's outcomes have earned five-star and "Best in Region" honors from HealthGrades in the areas of Cardiac Surgery and Coronary Bypass.

More than 30 years ago, a new surgery was developed that could bring relief to many who suffered with severe coronary artery disease. That new procedure, commonly known as coronary bypass, has proved to be a reliable, repeatable and effective tool for physicians hoping to prolong the duration and quality of life of their patients.

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Depression & Healing

Last Updated on Thursday, June 17, 2010 09:12 AM Tuesday, May 25, 2010 09:28 AM

Depression can have a devastating effect on a person's daily life. It makes work difficult and strains relationships. For someone who has had a major illness or injury, it can be even more damaging. Depression can delay the healing process and hinder the patient's ability to move forward.

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