East Jefferson General Hospital

This week, the Christopher Guillot Memorial Skin Cancer Screening Program partnered with East Jefferson General Hospital to begin screening local high school athletes. The program kicked off this week at John Curtis Christian School as the members of the football team received free skin cancer screens. Dr. I. Ricardo Martinez, EJGH Dermatologist and credentialed physician with the MD Anderson Physicians Network, teamed with the EJGH Oncology Department.

Pie Throwing Fundraiser nets over $600

The EJGH Wellness Center staff wanted to take a pie to the face to help beat cancer. And, the Wellness Center members were more than willing to be the ones throwing the pies.

All in good fun to support our Capital Campaign to build the new Outpatient Oncology Infusion Center, members of the Wellness Center were front and center wearing protective goggles and challenged Wellness Center members take aim with a whip cream pie for a small donation. Wellness Center members donated over $600, and everyone had a great time.

Dr. James McKinnie, a board certified cardiologist/electrophysiologist, is now performing Cryo-Cath at East Jefferson General Hospital. This innovative procedure may be the most effective treatment yet for atrial fibrillation.

Dr. McKinnie has spent more than a quarter of a century developing a reputation as one of the south's leading cardiologists. As an electrophysiologist, he is uniquely qualified to address the condition known as atrial fibrillation or A-fib. A-fib occurs when the upper and lower chambers of the heart do not beat in rhythm. This lack of rhythm can be quite painful to the thousands who suffer with the condition that is sometimes also known as "irregular heartbeat". This condition should not be taken lightly. According to some sources, as much as 40% of all strokes occur to those with a-fib.

MASON, Ohio — The only upset in Serena Williams's first-round match on Tuesday against Lucie Hradecka was registered in the stands, well above the court, when one female fan turned to another and said, "Serena's legs look skinny."

Williams, who is built more like the curvy singer Beyoncé than the supermodel Naomi Campbell, smiled when the comment was relayed to her after her 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory at the Western & Southern Open, her final tuneup for the United States Open.

"I've never used me and skinny in the same sentence," Williams said. "Maybe me and thick, or me and curvy or sexy, but not necessarily skinny."

Original Artwork Donated by Mr. Peter Vicari

Through the generosity of Mr. Peter Vicari, owner of Pete Vicari General Contractors, East Jefferson General Hospital unveiled its newest Blue Dog Painting at a ceremony in the hospital atrium. This original artwork was painted by the world-renown artist, Mr. George Rodrigue.

"We at East Jefferson are extremely grateful to Pete Vicari for this incredibly generous donation," says Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. "This artwork will always be available for the entire community to enjoy. The Blue Dog paintings have become part of the identity of our region, as Mr. Rodrigue's works are known worldwide. We are proud to make this artwork a focal point in our hospital."