East Jefferson General Hospital

East Jefferson General Hospital for the third consecutive year has been rated No. 1 in overall hospital care as well as patient safety and overall medical care in Louisiana, garnering it’s highest possible ranking, a “check plus plus” status, by the 2018 CareChex quality rating system.

The No. 1 hospital in the state of Louisiana also garnered high-marks from Healthgrades, a nation-wide provider of patient safety data, which awarded EJGH with the Stroke Care Excellence Award and Neurosciences Excellence Award, noting the hospital’s superior outcomes in those categories.

“To be named number one in the state once is outstanding, but to do it for a third straight term highlights our commitment to our patients,” said EJGH President and CEO Gerald Parton. “Our dedication to excellent medical outcomes and patient safety remains our top priority; these latest quality rankings confirm our standing in the healthcare industry.”

Stop by the tiki hut in the hospital’s atrium from now until Tuesday, Oct. 24, for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the all-new Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville at the Saenger Theater!

Fill out an entry card or drop in your business card and you could win two tickets to the Thursday, Oct. 26 showing of the all new Jimmy Buffet musical.

Chris Guillot was a role model son, student, athlete, friend and, in many eyes, a hero. In May of 2009, at the age of 17, the John Curtis Patriot was diagnosed with Metastatic Melanoma, a disease that would ultimately end his life too soon in March of 2010.

To honor his memory, the Guillot family began the Christopher Jordan Guillot Memorial Foundation with the goal of providing awareness of skin cancers in young adults.

This year, during the 8th annual Chris Guillot Memorial Golf Tournament, all money raised during the event will go towards the East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of EJGH, to help support the fight against cancer.

Dean Angerdina

With seven dedicated years of service amounting to 2,400 hours, our East Jefferson General Hospital Volunteer of the Month for October is Information Desk representative Joseph Rotolo!

Rotolo is driven by a desire to help others, leading him to his current volunteer role at the Domino 2 Information Desk, a post he has held every Tuesday and Thursday morning since 2012.

A trio of East Jefferson General Hospital Team Members have earned the coveted Patient Advocacy Certification from the Beryl Institute, the globe’s leading and highest-regarded patient experience organization.

Director of Guest Services Nina Victory along with Guest Services Liaisons Leea Morales and Vickie Tullier each received their certificates from the Beryl Institute, ushering in a higher-level of patient-centered care to the hospital.

“Receiving a certification in Patient Advocacy through the Beryl Institute allows our Guest Services Liaisons to be committed to delivering superior quality, safety and service to the patients and families that we serve every day in our community,” said Victory.