East Jefferson General Hospital

CareChex w_tagEast Jefferson General Hospital has been rated No. 1 medical excellence and patient safety for overall hospital care in the state of Louisiana, garnering “check-plus plus” status by the CareChex quality rating system and putting it atop the yearly rankings on Monday afternoon.

“This is a tremendous honor for all of our team members and physicians at East Jefferson General Hospital,” said Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. “It is a testament to the teamwork and dedication put forth by our physicians and staff on a daily basis and in every facet of care. This honor comes as no surprise to me, but it is one that I think our entire team deserves and I cannot thank them enough for what they do every day to make East Jefferson a great place for our patients.”

CareChex is one of the nation's largest privately-held healthcare information services companies, providing clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.

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Tru-D,surgicalsuiteAs healthcare associated infections continue to rise, EJGH must be diligent in combatting the spread of these infections. EJGH is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patient, and we are pleased to be the first hospital in our region to use the Tru-D Smart UVC system as part of our cleaning regimen. The Tru-D system is a 5'5" disinfection robot that generates UV light energy to disinfect 100 percent of the surfaces in a room, killing pathogens - including viruses, bacteria and fungi - that are often transmitted via high-touch surfaces and threaten patient outcomes.

Tru-D works in conjunction with traditional cleaning methods and can achieve 99.9 percent disinfection of all pathogens by eliminating the possibility of hospital-acquired infections and the spread of certain contagions within the hospital. Tru-D allows our hospital staff to easily and confidently disinfect virtually any environment, including patient rooms, intensive care units, operating rooms, emergency rooms and public areas.

With an estimated 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections occurring each year, EJGH is joining the ranks of premier health care institutions by adopting this ground-breaking technology "Tru-D gives us and our patients' peace of mind in knowing that an area not only appears clean but is clean," says Dr. Raymond DeCorte, EJGH Chief Medical Officer. "This is the next great step in our ongoing pursuit of patient safety and care."

EJGH was able to acquire the Tru-D System through the generosity of The Foundation and the INSPIRE Grants Program.

IBCLC award logoThe International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) select EJGH for excellence in lactation care.

EJGH received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®) and who provide a lactation program that is available seven days a week. Members of the Women and Newborn Services department completed breastfeeding training and recently completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. They are also trained to help mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges after the baby is born and during early growth stages.

Today, East Jefferson General Hospital is pleased to announce its partnership with medCPU, a sophisticated decision support software system designed to assist clinicians in delivering the most accurate and appropriate care possible. This system can confirm the course of treatment or alert the clinician when the treatment runs counter to best practices.

EJGH is excited to be the first healthcare facility in Louisiana to bring this exclusive cutting-edge technology to the community. medCPU is another tool EJGH can utilize to provide quality service, care, and comfort to the residents we serve.

IBCLC award logoThe International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) select EJGH for excellence in lactation care.

EJGH received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®) and who provide a lactation program that is available seven days a week. Members of the Women and Newborn Services department completed breastfeeding training and recently completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. They are also trained to help mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges after the baby is born and during early growth stages.

"This recognition highlights the efforts being made by maternity facilities all across the world to help mothers get off to a good start with breastfeeding, and to support them in reaching their goals. IBCLC is the leading internationally recognized lactation certification in the world, and IBCLC recipients are highly skilled in helping mothers with the questions and concerns that can arise," says Decalie Brown, President of ILCA.

As allied health care professionals with the leading internationally recognized certification for professional lactation services, IBCLC professionals work in hospitals and birthing centers, clinics, public health agencies, private practices, community settings, government agencies, and in research. There are currently more than 27,450 IBCLC professionals in 101 countries worldwide that are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners®.