East Jefferson General Hospital

On behalf of all of us here at East Jefferson General Hospital, we would like to wish all of our Team Members a happy, and safe, Mardi Gras holiday!

Take this time to revel with family and friends and enjoy all of the unique traditions that make our community truly special.

We are also proud and thankful to all of all of our EJGH EMS service members, nurses and physicians who will be out caring for our citizens during this time of year.

Enjoy this special week and thank you again for helping EJGH make it great, every day!

The 2017 Donna Swartzfager Memorial Fund Award Winners were announced this past week and were recognized in front of hospital officials and Team Members for their outstanding ambition and dedication to providing top-tier healthcare.

The Donna Swartzfager Fund provides financial awards to East Jefferson General Hospital 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.

With every pint of blood or platelets donated at East Jefferson General Hospital this Mardi Gras season, you will receive a FREE jazz inspired t-shirt courtesy of the EJGH Blood Center.

Donate anytime during February and March to receive your complimentary shirt (while supplies last) and help save a life during this festive time of year.

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A 4-year service member of the East Jefferson General Hospital Hematology Oncology Department, February’s Volunteer of the Month, with over 2,300 hours served, is Fay Cloy.

Cloy greets each patient as they come into the clinic and assists in pulling charts, copying lab slips and faxes lab orders across the hospital, saving patients from a trip to another part of the hospital.

The volunteer service member is always quick to lend a helping hand, doing anything asked of her around the office from putting together new patient packets to answering phones, continuously going above and beyond the call of duty.

Coy is an important part of the hematology oncology team and is helping East Jefferson General Hospital make it great, every day!

Harahan Recognized EJGH EMS Image

A trio of East Jefferson General Hospital paramedics were recognized by the Harahan Police Department this past week after the group helped save the life of an unresponsive child this past December.

Michael Ortiz, Timothy Thames and John Eddleman were on call when they were dispatched to a Harahan home where they found the 3-year old unresponsive in a family swimming pool. Suffering from cardiac arrest, the child was resuscitated by the paramedics and transported to the hospital for treatment.