East Jefferson General Hospital

Learn more about the current state and future of cancer care at East Jefferson General Hospital on Saturday, June 11, as the hospital teams up with the MD Anderson Cancer Network to present the cutting edge Moon Shot initiative.

The program is based around new cancer fighting strategies to help win the fight against the disease more than ever before.

EJGH new Emergency Department Image

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) is pleased to announce it is partnering with Excel Med Alliance to open two new freestanding Emergency Departments (ED) in 2017-2018. These new facilities will provide ease of access to quality emergency care to the community.

The first ED is slated to open mid-2017 and will be located at the corner of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Clearview Parkway in Metairie. The second location will open in Kenner in 2018.

Free Skin Screenings at EJGH Image

East Jefferson General Hospital will hold a FREE skin cancer screening at its Metairie campus on Saturday, May 21, from 9-4 p.m. in the Esplanade conference rooms just in time for the summer months.

This year alone, over 3.5 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed across the United States. In Louisiana alone, people are more prone to skin cancer due to the amount of sunshine we see in the Southeast. Other risk factors to be on the lookout for are moles, a family history of melanoma and those with fair skin and light hair.

East Jefferson General Hospital has been named one of just 55 hospitals from across the United States with the lowest 30-day heart attack readmission rates according to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

“This is a tremendous achievement for us,” said Dr. Gary Menszer, East Jefferson General Hospital Cardiologist. “We strive to not only make our patients better, but to ensure that they stay healthy once they leave our doors. To be named one of the best in the country in heart attack readmission rates lets us know we’re headed in the right direction."

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.