East Jefferson General Hospital

The Louisiana Office of Public Health has issued a clinical advisory for mumps in Louisiana. There has been a large outbreak of mumps in Arkansas, and as of Wednesday there were 12 cases reported in Louisiana.

“Our Louisiana culture is rich with festivals and celebrations including many scheduled for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. Large gatherings create an environment where germs and contagious illnesses spread easily,” said Dr. Jimmy Guidry, State Health Officer, LDH. “This is a great time to remind everyone to take proper precautions to avoid getting sick.”

When you give a pint of blood or platelets throughout the month of March at the East Jefferson General Hospital Blood Center, you will receive a free $15 Platinum Car Wash.

The car wash is good at any Pelican Pointe Car Wash location and includes a wash, wheel and rim clean, wax, spot free rinse, turbo dry and a self-serve vacuum.

The 2017 Donna Swartzfager Memorial Fund Award Winners were announced this past week and were recognized in front of hospital officials and Team Members for their outstanding ambition and dedication to providing top-tier healthcare.

The Donna Swartzfager Fund provides financial awards to East Jefferson General Hospital Team Members seeking higher education, professional development growth and certifications. This semi-endowed fund is a donor directed fund that is managed through the investments and Investment Committee of The Foundation.

On behalf of all of us here at East Jefferson General Hospital, we would like to wish all of our Team Members a happy, and safe, Mardi Gras holiday!

Take this time to revel with family and friends and enjoy all of the unique traditions that make our community truly special.

We are also proud and thankful to all of all of our EJGH EMS service members, nurses and physicians who will be out caring for our citizens during this time of year.

Enjoy this special week and thank you again for helping EJGH make it great, every day!

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A 4-year service member of the East Jefferson General Hospital Hematology Oncology Department, February’s Volunteer of the Month, with over 2,300 hours served, is Fay Cloy.

Cloy greets each patient as they come into the clinic and assists in pulling charts, copying lab slips and faxes lab orders across the hospital, saving patients from a trip to another part of the hospital.

The volunteer service member is always quick to lend a helping hand, doing anything asked of her around the office from putting together new patient packets to answering phones, continuously going above and beyond the call of duty.

Coy is an important part of the hematology oncology team and is helping East Jefferson General Hospital make it great, every day!