East Jefferson General Hospital

The East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation is extremely grateful to the community for its outpouring of support. Recently, our "Up on the Roof" Beer Tasting presented by Crescent Bank & Trust was a tremendous success. In addition, we are excited to let you know of other success partnerships we have had with the community. We would like to thank specific community groups for their dedication and generosity.

Starting February 12, 2012, both campuses will be 100% tobacco-free.

As you know, East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) are committed to improving the health and well being of our patients, team members and community. In helping to celebrate the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, EJGH and WJMC are proud to announce that as of February 12, 2012, our properties will become 100% tobacco-free. This means there will no longer be any smoking allowed on-campus. The existing designated smoking areas at both hospitals will be removed.

Imagine being a physician dedicated to preserving life and realizing a patient will probably die because there is not an acceptable treatment for what ails that patient. That dilemma is exactly what confronted cardiologist Stanley Bleich and cardiovascular thoracic surgeon Tod Engelhardt exactly two years ago. The patient had arrived at East Jefferson General Hospital in cardiogenic shock with chest pain and severe shortness of breath two weeks following coronary artery bypass surgery. He was diagnosed with a massive pulmonary embolism (PE) that extended into his right ventricle and right atrium.

Judy BrownEast Jefferson General Hospital is proud to announce that Becker's Hospital Review has announced that Chief Financial Officer Judy Brown has been named to its list of "110 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know." The honor recognizes high-performing financial strategists within the hospital industry.

Judy Brown serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for East Jefferson General Hospital. Brown joined EJGH and relocated to the New Orleans area in 2010. She arrived with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and a strong background in the intricacies of healthcare finance. She is a Board Certified Public Accountant. She received her B.B.A in Accounting from the University of Texas and holds a Master's in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University.

Healthcare app iTriage gives patients on-the-go access to symptoms, diseases and facility information

East Jefferson General Hospital today announced an expanded presence in the growing mobile market through a partnership with iTriage® – a consumer healthcare application that gives users quick and easy access to medical information. iTriage is available as a free download through app stores for iPhone® and Android® mobile devices, or through any Internet-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com.

The search for health information is going mobile according to a recent study by Manhattan Research. One in four U.S. adults used their mobile phones in the past year to find healthcare information, an increase of over 50% from the prior year. This growing consumer trend has led East Jefferson General Hospital to reach out to mobile users in the community by providing convenient access to information about its facility, services, and a variety of healthcare information.