East Jefferson General Hospital

Today January 20, 2018), Jefferson Parish Officials lifted the Boil Water Advisory that had been issued earlier this week. At this time, EJGH has full pressure and potable water throughout our faucets, coffee/soft drink machines and ice makers.

The Administration of EJGH wants to thank our physicians, nurses, team members, patients, guests, vendor/suppliers and our entire community for their patience and diligence in ensuring that patient care would never be compromised during this event.

At this time, we expect all clinics, services, labs and the Wellness Center to open at regular times on Monday, January 22nd.

With the return of water pressure throughout the Parish, East Jefferson General Hospital is immediately transitioning off our well system and returning to the Parish Water System. We expect to experience normal water pressure immediately.

WE ARE STILL UNDER A BOIL ADVISORY so please act accordingly. Bottled water is still available if needed. Today the Parish provided an updated timeline for the boil water advisory they expect it to be lifted sometime Saturday. We are working closely with Parish Officials and will keep you updated as that evolves.

While EJGH has continued functioning at full capabilities, some remote locations have been closed. Those clinics that are open today include:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, along with the World Hypertension League, this week recognized 11 East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) primary care physicians who have 70 percent or more of their patients at goal for health quality measures to treat high blood pressure.

These physicians are part of Quality Blue Primary Care, Blue Cross’ program for patient-focused care that leads to better health results for customers.

This year’s EJGH recipients are:

Joseph Mikes

With six years of service totaling over 2,500 hours, our East Jefferson General Hospital Volunteer of the Month for December is Joseph Mikes, a dedicated member of the Domino 2 and Ground Link departments.

Mikes splits his time between the two departments, working at the hospital every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday since 2011. Always friendly and outgoing, Mikes has proved to be a perfect fit at the hospital’s information desk, where he provides excellent customer service.

The Joint Commission has recognized East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) as a 2017 Pioneers in Quality™ Data Contributor for its contributions to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for quality improvement in health care.

Until recently, most hospitals collected information to measure health care quality by manually abstracting data from patient records. Today, through eCQMs—which rely on structured, encoded data present in the electronic health record—hospitals can electronically collect and transmit data on the quality of care that patients receive. The electronic data can be analyzed to measure and improve care processes, performance and outcomes.

The Joint Commission, the United States’ leading accreditor of health care organizations, established the Pioneers in Quality™ program to assist and recognize hospitals that report eCQM data, as well as share best practices for all hospitals in gathering, analyzing and leveraging eCQM data for quality improvement.