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EJGH Pioneers medCPU Technology to Ensure Quality and Outcomes Print E-mail
Thursday, May 21, 2015 04:07 PM

Today, East Jefferson General Hospital is pleased to announce its partnership with medCPU, a sophisticated decision support software system designed to assist clinicians in delivering the most accurate and appropriate care possible. This system can confirm the course of treatment or alert the clinician when the treatment runs counter to best practices.

EJGH is excited to be the first healthcare facility in Louisiana to bring this exclusive cutting-edge technology to the community. medCPU is another tool EJGH can utilize to provide quality service, care, and comfort to the residents we serve.

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Woman & Newborn Services Receives International Award Print E-mail
Monday, May 11, 2015 01:25 PM

IBCLC award logoThe International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) select EJGH for excellence in lactation care.

EJGH received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®) and who provide a lactation program that is available seven days a week. Members of the Women and Newborn Services department completed breastfeeding training and recently completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. They are also trained to help mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges after the baby is born and during early growth stages.

Last Updated on Monday, May 11, 2015 01:32 PM
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EJGH Receives International Accreditation Print E-mail
Monday, May 11, 2015 01:14 PM

IBCLC award logoThe International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) select EJGH for excellence in lactation care.

EJGH received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®) and who provide a lactation program that is available seven days a week. Members of the Women and Newborn Services department completed breastfeeding training and recently completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. They are also trained to help mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges after the baby is born and during early growth stages.

"This recognition highlights the efforts being made by maternity facilities all across the world to help mothers get off to a good start with breastfeeding, and to support them in reaching their goals. IBCLC is the leading internationally recognized lactation certification in the world, and IBCLC recipients are highly skilled in helping mothers with the questions and concerns that can arise," says Decalie Brown, President of ILCA.

As allied health care professionals with the leading internationally recognized certification for professional lactation services, IBCLC professionals work in hospitals and birthing centers, clinics, public health agencies, private practices, community settings, government agencies, and in research. There are currently more than 27,450 IBCLC professionals in 101 countries worldwide that are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners®.

Last Updated on Tuesday, September 08, 2015 01:54 PM
 
Partnership discussions with HCA terminated Print E-mail
Monday, April 20, 2015 10:40 AM

EJ-campus-webThe Board of Directors of East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has terminated its partnership discussions with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). "HCA was unable to come to terms with Tulane University to restructure its current relationship, which would have allowed HCA to move forward with us," stated Newell Normand, chairman of the EJGH board of Directors. "As one of the nation's leading healthcare organizations, HCA is well respected and we wish them well in their future endeavors."

The EJGH board will not actively pursue partnership opportunities at this time.

During the three years of partnership discussions, East Jefferson's team members and medical staff have been successful in maintaining EJGH's standing as regional leader in clinical quality.

"We have achieved an "A" rating in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, as well as superior local, state, and national rankings in patient safety and clinical excellence from Care Chex," noted Dr. Mark J. Peters, the organization's President and CEO. "We have continued to invest in patient care, such as our expanded Oncology Infusion Center, our new Hybrid Surgical Suite, and our expanded inpatient oncology unit to name a few. Recognitions like our Nurse Magnet accreditation and our affiliation with the MD Anderson Cancer Network highlight our continued dedication to our community."

Chairman Normand added, "Our volunteers, Ladies' Auxiliary, and Foundation have been tremendously supportive during a challenging time in our history. East Jefferson General Hospital will continue its mission to provide the highest quality care to our patients and that remains our priority."

Last Updated on Monday, April 20, 2015 10:51 AM
 
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