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The John Lee Memorial Benefit, in conjunction with The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital, raised nearly $16,000 for the EJGH Breast Care Center during the group’s annual fundraiser in April.
John Lee, Sr. passed away in 1986 at the young age of 58 from colon cancer. But before his passing, he initiated the John J. Lee benefit to raise funds for cancer research and treatment at East Jefferson General Hospital. Today, his family keeps his legacy alive through different fundraisers that benefit a number of oncology programs at EJGH.
Join East Jefferson General Hospital for a special Happy Hour this Wednesday, June 15, from 5-9 p.m. at Lager’s International Ale House in Metairie.
20% of all profits raised during the evening will go towards The Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital, in an effort to make a difference in the lives of our patients and the community.
Lager’s is located at 3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., in Metairie and has been serving the greater New Orleans area for almost 20 years.
The East Jefferson General Hospital Emergency Management Team brought out several demonstrations to the hospital's front lawn on Tuesday, June 14, in an effort to promote emergency preparedness for the community.
"This is a great way for us to show the public that we're always prepared," said Mike Guillot, Director of Emergency Management at EJGH. "It helps remind our hospital that we need to always be on the ready while showing the public that we're continuing to do all we can to keep them safe in the event of a catastrophe."
The Western Shelter, a decontamination tent, MCI bus and the high water vehicle were all on display during the two-hour event.
East Jefferson General Hospital remains at the forefront of emergency readiness in conjunction with the Jefferson Parish police and fire departments.
East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.