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EJGH Scores “A” in Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:22 AM


Leapfrog Spring2014AgradeDesigned to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored East Jefferson General Hospital with an "A" – its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

"Leading, independent organizations such as The Leapfrog Group dedicate their focus and energy researching safety data and clinical outcomes," says Mark J. Peters, M.D., EJGH President and CEO. "We are proud that after their extensive review, EJGH scored an A in patient safety, the highest score possible. This ranking is great for EJGH and our community because it shows that the outstanding level of care delivered by our physicians and team members are directly impacting and saving lives."

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EJGH Physicians Complete Milestone Convergent Procedure For A-Fib Treatment Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 09:25 AM

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Left to right: Dr. Michael Brothers, Dr. James McKinnie and Dr. Zhen Jiao

Pioneering surgery places EJGH in the Top 5 in the U.S.

METAIRIE, LA., April 29, 2014 - East Jefferson General Hospital, led by Cardiovascular Surgeon, Dr. Michael Brothers and Cardiac Electrophysiologists, Drs. James McKinnie and Zhen Jiao, has completed the 100th Convergent Procedure for the treatment and cure of atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). EJGH has been placed in the top five in the United States for this milestone and pioneering procedure. These New Orleans doctors are proud of how their medical advancement is changing how cardiac care is delivered throughout the country.

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Active Shooter Exercise Print E-mail
Monday, April 28, 2014 02:29 PM

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014

EJGH will be hosting a regional drill at EJ North involving actors portraying active shooters.This drill will take place from approximately 4pm - 9pm and will involve local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and fire departments. This drill will significantly assist our abilities to respond in the event of a real situation.

This drill will not impact patient care or parking in this facility. EJGH wishes to notify patients and visitors so that the community is aware it is taking place.

For any questions please call EJGH Security at 503.4277.

 
3-D Mammography is Here! Print E-mail
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 03:08 PM

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Mary Beth Lobrano, MD

East Jefferson General Hospital is proud to be among the first to introduce breast tomosynthesis or 3-D mammography to our region. This revolutionary technology allows for imaging of the breast from multiple angles. This can significantly increase the accuracy of mammography, especially for women who are premenopausal, women with dense breasts or those with increased risk factors.

Dr. Mary Beth Lobrano, a radiologist at East Jefferson General Hospital, considers 3-D mammography the single greatest breakthrough in mammography since the start of her career. "We know that women with dense breasts have a 4 to 6 times increased risk of breast cancer, independent of other risk factors, and that traditional 2-D mammography is less accurate in this population," says Lobrano. "Tomosynthesis significantly increases the detection of breast cancer in these patients."

The Benefits of 3-D Mammography

To the patient, 3-D mammography takes the same amount of time and exposes them to the same low-dose of radiation as the latest versions of traditional mammography, but the outcome of the exam itself is significantly improved.

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