East Jefferson General Hospital

Congratulations to East Jefferson General Hospital Emergency Medical Services Supervisor Dawn Lemoine, who was named the Louisiana Association of Registered Emergency Medical Technicians Administrator of the Year during the organization’s annual banquet this past weekend.

Lemoine was nominated and selected for the award by a group of peers, recognizing the long-standing EMS service member for her selfless work within EJGH and throughout the community.

Congratulations to East Jefferson General Hospital Oncologist, Hematologist Dr. Rabia Cattie who was named a Top Female Achiever by New Orleans Magazine in this month’s edition.

The publication puts out the annual list of select women in the Greater New Orleans community to highlight their notable careers and contributions.

During her time at EJGH, Dr. Cattie has been a shining example to both her patients and fellow physicians, serving in various leadership roles throughout the hospital while providing groundbreaking treatments for those in her care.

The Board of Directors of East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) have voted to recommend Gerald Parton as the healthcare institution’s President and Chief Executive Officer. This endorsement will go the Jefferson Parish Council for approval later this month. 

Mr. Parton is the fourth CEO in the community hospital’s 46-year history. He replaces long time CEO Dr. Mark Peters, who retired in March of this year after serving in the role for 15 years. Raymond DeCorte M.D., the organization’s Chief Medical Officer and a general surgeon, served as interim CEO during the search process.

East Jefferson General Hospital EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.

Unfortunately, a significant number of STEMI patients don't receive this prompt reperfusion therapy, which is critical in restoring blood flow. Mission: Lifeline seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that separate these patients from timely access to appropriate treatments. Mission: Lifeline’s EMS recognition program recognizes emergency medical services for their efforts in improving systems of care and improving the quality of life for these patients.

For the third time in just five years, East Jefferson General Hospital’s Woman and Newborn Services department has earned the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Care award.

The IBCLC Care Award is a special recognition given to hospital-based facilities and community-based agencies that staff IBCLC certificants as part of the care team serving new families. An IBCLC is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding.