East Jefferson General Hospital

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.

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.

With a generous heart and an upbeat attitude, our Volunteer of the Month for March is none other than Cardiac Rehab’s very own Danny Albert.

Albert continuously provides excellent support for the Cardiac Rehab program, serving as a reliable volunteer who is always willing to work extra days or hours if needed by his patients. Working primarily with post-cardiac care patients, Albert helps others feel more comfortable and at-ease during their rehabilitation journey.

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.

East Jefferson General Hospital Chief Nursing Executive Ruby Brewer has been named the Nursing Administrator of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation during the group’s 16th annual Nightingale Awards held over the weekend.

Brewer earned the award, which recognizes the state’s top leader in the nursing profession, after helping mold EJGH nursing into one of the most highly-regarded in the region, including earning the hospital’s fourth Nursing Magnet Recertification this past year.