East Jefferson General Hospital

2016 AHA Stroke Award Image

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Logog for American Heart Association Center of Excellence

East Jefferson General Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.

This marks the eighth year that EJGH has been recognized with a quality achievement award.

EJGH new Emergency Department Image

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) is pleased to announce it is partnering with Excel Med Alliance to open two new freestanding Emergency Departments (ED) in 2017-2018. These new facilities will provide ease of access to quality emergency care to the community.

The first ED is slated to open mid-2017 and will be located at the corner of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Clearview Parkway in Metairie. The second location will open in Kenner in 2018.

Learn more about the current state and future of cancer care at East Jefferson General Hospital on Saturday, June 11, as the hospital teams up with the MD Anderson Cancer Network to present the cutting edge Moon Shot initiative.

The program is based around new cancer fighting strategies to help win the fight against the disease more than ever before.

East Jefferson General Hospital has been named one of just 55 hospitals from across the United States with the lowest 30-day heart attack readmission rates according to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

“This is a tremendous achievement for us,” said Dr. Gary Menszer, East Jefferson General Hospital Cardiologist. “We strive to not only make our patients better, but to ensure that they stay healthy once they leave our doors. To be named one of the best in the country in heart attack readmission rates lets us know we’re headed in the right direction."