East Jefferson General Hospital

East Jefferson General Hospital's Pharmacy Department has earned the Gold L.E.A.P. (Lean Excellence Award in Pharmacy) Award from Baxter Healthcare Corporation for their outstanding work in reducing waste through Lean concepts and tools. Over 190 pharmacies throughout the United States submitted award applications, but the review committee singled out the EJGH Pharmacy for their efforts.

"We are extremely proud that our Pharmacy team has been recognized by an outside, national organization," says Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. "They put a tremendous amount of work into a Lean project that realized a substance savings to the hospital. It represents practical solutions for effectively moving our organization forward."

EJGH only Louisiana hospital to receive distinction

East Jefferson General Hospital is among the 2011 Top Performing Hospitals in the Premier healthcare alliance's national QUEST® collaborative.

Based on three years (January 2008-December 2010) of the QUEST: High Performing Hospitals collaborative, East Jefferson General Hospital was recognized for:

  • Improvement in delivering recommended evidence-based care to every patient, every time by 16 percent. For example, providing flu vaccinations to all pneumonia patients or prescribing a high blood pressure or chest pain medication to all heart attack patients prior to discharge.
  • Reducing mortality rates by 40 percent.
  • Safely reducing the cost of care per adjusted discharge by 30 percent.

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.

With proper medical attention, Chronic headaches don't have to be part of life

For most people, headaches are merely a nuisance that hampers their ability to concentrate and interferes with the day-to-day business of life. For others, a headache can be debilitating. Yet, many who suffer with chronic headaches live with them for years by self-medicating.

The most common headache types are tension and migraine. Although sinus headaches are a common complaint, particularly in south Louisiana, they are much less common than people think. "Everyone thinks they have a sinus headache, but more often than not, they are experiencing a tension headache," says East Jefferson General Hospital internist Dr. David St. Germain.

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.