East Jefferson General Hospital

Virginia Roch

Over an 11-year span at East Jefferson General Hospital, our Volunteer of the Month for July with over 1,000 hours of dedicated service is Virginia Roch.

A staple of the surgery waiting area, Roch brings with her cheerfulness and kindness to spread throughout the waiting room for families and friends of patients. Her upbeat attitude makes those around her more comfortable as she directs surgeons, OR staff and loved ones waiting during high-stress times.

East Jefferson General Hospital Emergency Medical Services Supervisor Mike Guillot, along with several other local medical and emergency health care professionals from throughout the New Orleans area, will travel to Israel next month to learn and share best practices for dealing with catastrophic events, from natural disasters to terrorist attacks.

Doctors, nurses, administrators and paramedics will spend Aug. 5-12 in Israel as part of an initiative by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans to introduce local medical personnel to Israeli emergency response practices.

“Just to be selected is a huge honor for Mike,” said EJGH President and CEO Gerald Parton. “He has done an outstanding job, not only preparing our hospital for emergency situations, but also our parish and region. Mike is well respected for his experience and expertise in emergency management.”

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In just 30 minutes, our extensive, non-invasive screenings can identify your risk of heart attack, stroke or aneurysm and give you peace of mind. And, If you are found to be at risk, we will give you the tools to manage any conditions that may arise.

For just $119 ($99 for EJGH Team Members) on Friday, August 11, join us at East Jefferson Lakeview to undergo our exclusive Safeheart Health Screening.

Congratulations to East Jefferson General Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Ruby Brewer who was named a 2017 Belle during the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) annual Belles and Beaus Announcement Party. The introductory event took place on Thursday, July 13, at the Shops at Canal Place.

Now in its 17th year, the Belles and Beaus program honors those who have made a major contribution in the fight against cancer. All those selected will be celebrated at the ACS’s 2017 Belles and Beaus Ball, held on Sept. 22 at Mardi Gras World. Money raised from the event will benefit the society’s Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge, which provides overnight accommodations to patients who come to the region for their cancer treatment.

Make an appointment at the East Jefferson General Hospital Blood Center throughout the month of July and receive free summertime accessories including beach bags, hats, sun visors and more.

Donors will receive one item per pint of blood donated while supplies last.