East Jefferson General Hospital

East Jefferson General Hospital Dry Needling

As part of the Integrative Medicine Program here at East Jefferson General Hospital, Physical Therapist Randy Lee, PT, DPT, Cert. D.N., now provides one of the latest practices offered to our patients, dry needling.

Dry Needling, quite simply, is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves the advances of a needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a trigger point.

East Jefferson General Hospital Magnet Recognition Photo

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH), for the fourth consecutive term, has again attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. The accolade is one of the highest achievable marks in the nursing field and makes EJGH one of just 26 four-time recipients in the country.

Receiving Magnet recognition for the fourth time is a great achievement for East Jefferson General Hospital, as it continues to proudly belong to the global community of Magnet recognized organizations. Just 436 U.S. health care institutions out of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition.

EJGH CEO Dr. Mark Peters

Congratulations to East Jefferson General Hospital President and CEO Dr. Mark Peters who has been named the chairman of the American Heart Association’s 2016 New Orleans Heart Walk.

Bonnie McCarty: 2016 Health Care Hero Image

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.

Dr Elbert Goodier East Jefferson General Hospital

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