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The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital helped celebrate the opening of the newly renovated and expanded state-of-the-art Breast Care Center, an important benchmark in addressing a growing need in the community it serves.
The Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital, raised more than $300,000 for the project, receiving support from its Live Pink breast care funding program, incorporating community events, individual and corporate donations and employee giving campaigns.
The Saul’s Light Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping meet the needs of New Orleans families and their babies in the NICU as they journey home, has donated $5,000 in its latest ongoing efforts to support East Jefferson General Hospital.
The gift was the most recent installment from Saul’s Light, which has pledged continuing support to The Foundation at EJGH.
Long-time nursing director Judy Scanlon, RN, BSN, PCCN, has been promoted to Senior Director of Nursing, overseeing 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 East as well as the Enterostomal Therapy and Diabetes Management teams.
“We sincerely congratulate Judy on this well-deserved promotion,” said Ruby Brewer, Chief Nursing Officer. “Judy has been a long-term team member and leader at East Jefferson General Hospital. She has worked hard to improve quality and safety on her units, has served as a great mentor to nurses across the organization and is a role model for professionalism in nursing leadership.”
East Jefferson General Hospital is pleased to announce it has recently earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities having at least 50% of its perioperative nursing staff CNOR (Certified Nurse Operating Room) certified, and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses. This is the first year CCI has awarded this elite status to facilities nationwide.
EJGH is the first hospital in the New Orleans region to earn this distinction, going well above and beyond CCI’s 50% minimum, boasting 69% of its perioperative nurses as CNOR certified.
East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has once again been rated No. 1 in overall hospital care as well as patient safety in New Orleans, garnering it’s highest possible ranking, a “check plus plus” status, by the 2017 CareChex quality rating system.
“We are proud to once again be the top hospital in the region,” said Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. “It takes an entire team to c sustain this type of continued excellence and we have proven our team is second to none. This recognition is an acknowledgement that we are reaching our benchmarks in providing excellent and trustworthy care to the community.”