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Rock ’n’ Bowl owner John Blancher has been hit up for gigs in many unexpected places — perhaps none more so than his cardiologist’s office.
Minutes after confirming that Blancher needed immediate triple-bypass surgery this spring, Dr. Gary Menszer also mentioned that he and several colleagues at East Jefferson General Hospital had a band.
And they’d love to play at Rock ’n’ Bowl.
“I thought, ‘He must be optimistic that I’m going to come through this thing,’” Blancher recalled recently.
Congratulations to all 11 of East Jefferson General Hospital’s outstanding nurses who have earned 2016 “Great 100” honors in the state of Louisiana by the Great 100 Nurses Foundation.
The group, now in its 30th 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.
This year’s EJGH Great 100 nurses are:
The Foundation of East Jefferson General Hospital donated $10,000 to the Louisiana Hospital Employee Assistance Fund to assist the state’s hospital employees affected by the recent flooding.
"By recent estimates, more than 5,000 Louisiana hospital employees suffered significant flood damage to their homes," said Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) President and CEO Paul Salles. "Most of these homes and residences were not insured against an unprecedented 500-year flood of this magnitude, and federal assistance for recovery is significantly limited. These donations will help evacuated hospital employees keep their families safe and continue providing compassionate care to patients in their communities."
Visit the Blood Center and donate a pint of blood between now and the end of September and earn a chance to win a FitBit Blaze!
Individuals who give blood will be entered into a raffle with the official drawing held on Sept. 30 for the grand prize.
Along with the FitBit Blaze, those who donate will automatically receive a $6 gift card to the Our House Deli, an increase from the traditional $4. Giveaways also available include t-shirts, umbrellas, coffee mugs, pizza and ice cream.
East Jefferson General Hospital Pharmacy Tech Danielle Banks was named the Outstanding Health System Tech of the Year for Louisiana, earning her the highest award given out to technicians by the Louisiana Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Each year the award is presented to one technician exhibiting outstanding service to the society and to the profession. Banks was nominated by EJGH and selected as the winner by the LSHP Board of Directors.