East Jefferson General Hospital

Make an appointment at the East Jefferson General Hospital Blood Center throughout the month of September and enjoy free summertime accessories including beach bags, hats, sun visors, umbrellas and more.

Donors will receive one item per pint of blood donated while supplies last.

Congratulations to all 15 of East Jefferson General Hospital’s outstanding nurses who have earned 2017 “Great 100” honors in the state of Louisiana by the Great 100 Nurses Foundation.

The group, now in its 31st year of existence, was founded in New Orleans and honors nurses across the state by selecting the top 100 based on their concern for humanity, contributions to the profession and mentoring of others.

Congratulations to East Jefferson General Hospital Emergency Room nurse Tracy Tumey, who was named the Nursing Practice Award recipient by the Louisiana Emergency Nurse's Association at the council's annual session.

Tumey serves as an Emergency Room Charge Nurse at the hospital where he provides outstanding leadership and care to the patients he serves. With 25 years of nursing experience, Tumey delivers top-quality care and compassion each and every day.

East Jefferson General Hospital earned four stars for the second consecutive term from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) when the organization released its much-anticipated Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings this past week.

EJGH outperformed all other area hospitals with its four stars and the measure places the institution among the top tier of the nearly 5,000 rated hospitals in the country, according to data released by CMS.

The East Jefferson General Hospital Nurse Tech Program is a 10-week, all-encompassing clinical course guiding the nurses of tomorrow down the pathway to excellence.

Accepting only the best-of-the-best from nursing schools around the region, the program runs for 36 hours per week over the 10-week span, covering 11 different critical areas of care from across the hospital.

This past session’s highlights included: