East Jefferson General Hospital

Dr Elbert Goodier East Jefferson General Hospital

A tragic event transpired today on our campus. A man entered one of our medical office buildings and killed Dr. Elbert Goodier, III. This is a tragic loss for EJGH and our entire community.

Dr. Goodier was respected and beloved by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Our hearts and sympathies go out to his family, his friends, his staff and all who knew him. Our chaplains are available should anyone wish to speak with them. We will be sending out more information as arrangements are made. We, as a hospital and community, now mourn the loss of a generous and gracious man.

Mark J. Peters, M.D., CPE – EJGH President and CEO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Center Logo

Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Louisiana announced today that East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center (BDC) - Plus for Cardiac Care, Knee and Hip Replacement and Maternity Care.

The BDC program was developed with input from the medical community and evaluates hospitals’ ability to deliver high quality and safe specialty care based on criteria that directly impacts patient results.

Image of Donna Swartzfager Award WinnersThe 2016 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 achievements 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.

East Jefferson General Hospital cardiac rehab patient Margaret Barrett celebrated her 95th birthday in a unique way on Monday morning as friends, family and a special visit from Miss Louisiana gathered at the Wellness Center to help ring in the milestone.

The long-time EJGH Cardiac Rehab program participant and her fellow phase three patients had the opportunity to meet Miss Louisiana, Christina Famularo, at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women event this past month and the group became instant friends.

Image of Jan Strohmeyer BrienEast Jefferson General Hospital welcomes Jan Strohmeyer Brien, Ph. D., as the institution’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer, overseeing all HR management and human capital strategies at EJGH. 

“Jan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to East Jefferson General Hospital,” said Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. “She will continue to move us forward as a high quality, stand-alone healthcare organization. “