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The Foundation at EJGH has been named a Susan G. Komen for the Cure New Orleans 2014 grant recipient! Our second year in a row as a grant recipient, this $17,000 grant will allow us to provide 170 free screening mammograms to the uninsured and under-insured in our community.
On Monday, May 12, East Jefferson General Hospital physicians, staff, donors, board members, local business leaders and friends of EJGH participated in the 12th Annual EJGH Foundation Golf Classic presented by Millennium Healthcare Management. The tournament was held at Metairie Country Club.
"It has been amazing to see the growth of this event over the last 12 years," says Marc Eagan, Annual Golf Classic Chair and member of The Foundation Board of Trustees. "We are tremendously proud that this was the most successful in its history. Surpassing $105,000 for our total proceeds is a special milestone that will help East Jefferson to continue to provide excellent healthcare to our community."
We are thrilled that construction on our new Outpatient Oncology Infusion Center is nearing completion. This project is made possible through generous donations from the community to The Foundation at EJGH. When completed in the next few weeks, EJGH will be able to serve the cancer needs of our community like never before. This treatment center will allow our cancer fighters to save more lives and do it in a space that promotes healing, recovery and stress reduction.
On February 5, The 4th Annual Donna Swartzfager Memorial Fund Awards were announced. The Donna Swartzfager Fund provides financial awards to EJGH team members seeking higher education, professional development growth and certifications. This semi-endowed fund is a donor directed fund that is managed through the investments and Investment Committee of The Foundation.
The fund was created in 2010 after the sudden passing of then Medical Staff Director Donna Swartzfager from heart disease. Medical staff leadership and Donna’s family – husband Ken, siblings Ronnie Zarba and Carol McDaniel and children Kelly and Kyle -created and oversee the disbursements of the fund, which serves as a living memorial to honor the service, dedication and guidance Donna provided to the medical staff and team members during her long tenure at EJGH.
The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital celebrated its 7th Annual ‘Up on the Roof’ Beer Tasting presented by 1st Lake Apartment Homes on Friday evening, October 18th. The hospital’s signature event raised a record-breaking $150,000 for INSPIRE, The Foundation’s competitive grants program that provides funding for innovative and capital projects at the hospital.
The Foundation is incredibly grateful to the record 59 sponsors that supported the event and the 150 volunteers who helped make it such a success. Over 1,300 attendees enjoyed a beautiful fall evening sampling over 80 beers and incredible food from 33 restaurants, and dancing to music by The Boogie Men. Radio duo T-Pot and Stevie G. from B-97.1 FM served as emcees for the evening.