East Jefferson General Hospital

Free Skin Screenings at EJGH Image

East Jefferson General Hospital will hold a FREE skin cancer screening at its Metairie campus on Saturday, May 21, from 9-4 p.m. in the Esplanade conference rooms just in time for the summer months.

This year alone, over 3.5 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed across the United States. In Louisiana alone, people are more prone to skin cancer due to the amount of sunshine we see in the Southeast. Other risk factors to be on the lookout for are moles, a family history of melanoma and those with fair skin and light hair.

East Jefferson General Hospital Dry Needling

As part of the Integrative Medicine Program here at East Jefferson General Hospital, Physical Therapist Randy Lee, PT, DPT, Cert. D.N., now provides one of the latest practices offered to our patients, dry needling.

Dry Needling, quite simply, is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves the advances of a needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a trigger point.

East Jefferson General Hospital ribbon cutting ceremony for new Destrehan facility

East Jefferson General Hospital expended its ever-growing footprint on Wednesday morning when the No. 1 hospital in the state of Louisiana officially opened its doors in St. Charles Parish with a ribbon cutting at its new Destrehan primary care clinic.

“This is a special day for all of us,” said Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. “We have dedicated the last 45 years to great care in our community and for us to be able to expand that mission to St. Charles Parish is extraordinary. We could not be more excited to welcome in this new market and serve the people of Destrehan.”

EJ Primary Care Destrehan is located at 159 Longview Drive in Destrehan, Louisiana and will be led by Dr. Robert Sayes, MD, and his dedicated group of nurses and staff members.

East Jefferson General Hospital Magnet Recognition Photo

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH), for the fourth consecutive term, has again attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. The accolade is one of the highest achievable marks in the nursing field and makes EJGH one of just 26 four-time recipients in the country.

Receiving Magnet recognition for the fourth time is a great achievement for East Jefferson General Hospital, as it continues to proudly belong to the global community of Magnet recognized organizations. Just 436 U.S. health care institutions out of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition.

Bonnie McCarty: 2016 Health Care Hero Image

East Jefferson General Hospital Registered Nurse Bonnie McCarty has officially been named a 2016 Health Care Hero by New Orleans City Business Magazine, putting the long-time EJGH Team Member amongst the top care givers in the New Orleans metro area.

McCarty, RN, CCRN, has been with East Jefferson General Hospital since 1983, beginning her career in the Intensive Care Unit. Currently, McCarty is currently an Administrative Representative and consistently demonstrates excellence and leadership. In her role, she supports all areas throughout the hospital and has also been both a Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor for many years.