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EJGH Employs Germ-Fighting Robot, Tru-D Print E-mail
Friday, August 07, 2015 01:25 PM

Tru-D,surgicalsuiteAs healthcare associated infections continue to rise, EJGH must be diligent in combatting the spread of these infections. EJGH is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patient, and we are pleased to be the first hospital in our region to use the Tru-D Smart UVC system as part of our cleaning regimen. The Tru-D system is a 5'5" disinfection robot that generates UV light energy to disinfect 100 percent of the surfaces in a room, killing pathogens - including viruses, bacteria and fungi - that are often transmitted via high-touch surfaces and threaten patient outcomes.

Tru-D works in conjunction with traditional cleaning methods and can achieve 99.9 percent disinfection of all pathogens by eliminating the possibility of hospital-acquired infections and the spread of certain contagions within the hospital. Tru-D allows our hospital staff to easily and confidently disinfect virtually any environment, including patient rooms, intensive care units, operating rooms, emergency rooms and public areas.

With an estimated 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections occurring each year, EJGH is joining the ranks of premier health care institutions by adopting this ground-breaking technology "Tru-D gives us and our patients' peace of mind in knowing that an area not only appears clean but is clean," says Dr. Raymond DeCorte, EJGH Chief Medical Officer. "This is the next great step in our ongoing pursuit of patient safety and care."

EJGH was able to acquire the Tru-D System through the generosity of The Foundation and the INSPIRE Grants Program.

EJGH Pioneers medCPU Technology to Ensure Quality and Outcomes Print E-mail
Thursday, May 21, 2015 04:07 PM

Today, East Jefferson General Hospital is pleased to announce its partnership with medCPU, a sophisticated decision support software system designed to assist clinicians in delivering the most accurate and appropriate care possible. This system can confirm the course of treatment or alert the clinician when the treatment runs counter to best practices.

EJGH is excited to be the first healthcare facility in Louisiana to bring this exclusive cutting-edge technology to the community. medCPU is another tool EJGH can utilize to provide quality service, care, and comfort to the residents we serve.

Woman & Newborn Services Receives International Award Print E-mail
Monday, May 11, 2015 01:25 PM

IBCLC award logoThe International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) select EJGH for excellence in lactation care.

EJGH received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®) and who provide a lactation program that is available seven days a week. Members of the Women and Newborn Services department completed breastfeeding training and recently completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. They are also trained to help mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges after the baby is born and during early growth stages.

Partnership discussions with HCA terminated Print E-mail
Monday, April 20, 2015 10:40 AM

EJ-campus-webThe Board of Directors of East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has terminated its partnership discussions with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). "HCA was unable to come to terms with Tulane University to restructure its current relationship, which would have allowed HCA to move forward with us," stated Newell Normand, chairman of the EJGH board of Directors. "As one of the nation's leading healthcare organizations, HCA is well respected and we wish them well in their future endeavors."

The EJGH board will not actively pursue partnership opportunities at this time.

During the three years of partnership discussions, East Jefferson's team members and medical staff have been successful in maintaining EJGH's standing as regional leader in clinical quality.

"We have achieved an "A" rating in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, as well as superior local, state, and national rankings in patient safety and clinical excellence from Care Chex," noted Dr. Mark J. Peters, the organization's President and CEO. "We have continued to invest in patient care, such as our expanded Oncology Infusion Center, our new Hybrid Surgical Suite, and our expanded inpatient oncology unit to name a few. Recognitions like our Nurse Magnet accreditation and our affiliation with the MD Anderson Cancer Network highlight our continued dedication to our community."

Chairman Normand added, "Our volunteers, Ladies' Auxiliary, and Foundation have been tremendously supportive during a challenging time in our history. East Jefferson General Hospital will continue its mission to provide the highest quality care to our patients and that remains our priority."

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