East Jefferson General Hospital

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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.

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.”

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With a decade of service at East Jefferson General Hospital under her belt and 2,500 dedicated hours spent at the pharmacy, our Volunteer of the Month is none other than Alice Kashi.

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.”

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Rock ’n’ Bowl owner John Blancher has been hit up for gigs in many unexpected places — perhaps none more so than his cardiologist’s office.

Minutes after confirming that Blancher needed immediate triple-bypass surgery this spring, Dr. Gary Menszer also mentioned that he and several colleagues at East Jefferson General Hospital had a band.

And they’d love to play at Rock ’n’ Bowl.

“I thought, ‘He must be optimistic that I’m going to come through this thing,’” Blancher recalled recently.