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East Jefferson General Hospital expended its ever-growing footprint on Wednesday morning when the No. 1 hospital in the state of Louisiana officially opened its doors in St. Charles Parish with a ribbon cutting at its new Destrehan primary care clinic.
“This is a special day for all of us,” said Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. “We have dedicated the last 45 years to great care in our community and for us to be able to expand that mission to St. Charles Parish is extraordinary. We could not be more excited to welcome in this new market and serve the people of Destrehan.”
EJ Primary Care Destrehan is located at 159 Longview Drive in Destrehan, Louisiana and will be led by Dr. Robert Sayes, MD, and his dedicated group of nurses and staff members.
East Jefferson General Hospital Registered Nurse Bonnie McCarty has officially been named a 2016 Health Care Hero by New Orleans City Business Magazine, putting the long-time EJGH Team Member amongst the top care givers in the New Orleans metro area.
McCarty, RN, CCRN, has been with East Jefferson General Hospital since 1983, beginning her career in the Intensive Care Unit. Currently, McCarty is currently an Administrative Representative and consistently demonstrates excellence and leadership. In her role, she supports all areas throughout the hospital and has also been both a Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor for many years.
East Jefferson General Hospital is set to expand its No. 1 care in the state of Louisiana to St. Charles Parish as the institution is set to open the doors on its EJ Primary Care Destrehan clinic on April 27.
A tragic event transpired today on our campus. A man entered one of our medical office buildings and killed Dr. Elbert Goodier, III. This is a tragic loss for EJGH and our entire community.
Dr. Goodier was respected and beloved by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Our hearts and sympathies go out to his family, his friends, his staff and all who knew him. Our chaplains are available should anyone wish to speak with them. We will be sending out more information as arrangements are made. We, as a hospital and community, now mourn the loss of a generous and gracious man.
Mark J. Peters, M.D., CPE – EJGH President and CEO