East Jefferson General Hospital

 

The latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has once again received an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

“Our superior ranking is a direct correlation to our dedication to patient safety,” said EJGH President and CEO Dr. Mark Peters. “The culture we strive for here at East Jefferson General Hospital is one that puts patients first and foremost in everything we do. This “A” proves that our team members put that into action on a daily basis. We owe a great deal to our staff that helps make this lofty goal a well-grounded reality.”

Dr. Carol Anne Luttrell, M.D.

Radiologist Carol Anne Luttrell, M.D., director of the East Jefferson General Hospital Breast Care Center, is looking forward to the completion of the renovation and expansion of the center.

“Over the years, we’ve definitely increased our patient population,” says Dr. Luttrell, who has been the director since it was established in June 2002. “We’re looking to accommodate those additional women as well as decrease waiting times. Hopefully this will allow us to get our routine screening patients in and out and back to their day quickly. The expansion’s increased resources should also allow diagnostic patients quicker results and decreased anxiety.”

2017 Jefferson Parish Night Out Against Crime Logo

East Jefferson General Hospital is proud to participate in the 2016 Jefferson Parish Night out Against Crime this Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 5-8 p.m. at the Bonnabel Boat Launch.

Representatives from the hospital will be on hand for blood pressure, BMI and other health screenings; EMS will also be on hand as well as the EJGH Healthy Lifestyles bus.

Lammico

LAMMICO, the largest medical malpractice insurance company in Louisiana, has awarded East Jefferson General Hospital with a $2,500 check thanks to exceptional reported patient safety results over the past year.

EJGH is the second highest rated institution in the state in terms of risk reduction, according to LAMMICO, and the recognition is part of the hospital’s ongoing efforts to lower sepsis rates, a potentially life-threatening risk of infection.

As part of the October Breast Cancer Awareness month activities, Ursuline Academy has helped raise nearly $10,000 for The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital after the school held its 9th annual Pink Game.

All money raised at the Oct. 5 match against the Academy of Our Lady will be dedicated towards the Breast Care Center at EJGH.