East Jefferson General Hospital

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.

In an effort to help support institutions that provide outstanding care to the communities they serve, Coca-Cola has graciously donated $30,000 to the East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation this past week.

“Individual donations and corporate support directly impact the healthcare that we provide to this community,” said Lucy King of the EJGH Foundation. “We are so grateful to Coca-Cola for their donation to our Foundation which can be seen in the form of ground breaking new technology, improved healing environments and patient centered care initiatives. Coke’s philanthropic investment in local healthcare helps to create thriving healthy communities for all who live and work here.”

East Jefferson General Hospital will hold a FREE skin cancer screening at its Metairie campus on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m.-noon and again from 1-4 p.m. in the EJGH atrium, just in time for the summer months.

Dermatologist Dr. Rick Martinez, MD, will again be hosting the screenings in an effort to help diagnose and begin early treatment for one of the most common and deadly cancers.

Providing a welcoming smile and a friendly attitude, our East Jefferson General Hospital Volunteer of the Month for April is Woman and Newborn’s Alyssa Segretto.

With nearly a year of service provided, Segretto has made it a point during her 120 hours of volunteer work to learn about how she can impact the quality initiatives of Woman and Newborn. She understands the importance as it relates to answering patients questions and communicates those concerns to the nursing staff.

Join Pastoral Care, LOPA and the Southern Eye Bank on Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium for a special Celebration of Life event.

The occurrence is part of National Donate Life Month, which celebrates all organ donors throughout the month of April, and will feature donor families sharing their experiences of organ donation.

Light refreshments will be provided and all are invited to attend.

For more information, contact the Pastoral Care Department at extension 4840.