East Jefferson General Hospital

East Jefferson General Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of OB/GYN services to its Lakeview clinic with the practice of Dr. Traci Iwamoto beginning on Monday, March 27.

Iwamoto’s OB/GYN practice joins the growing list of services provided at the Lakeview location, which already includes primary care with convenient extended hours, imaging such as x-ray, ultrasound and mammography, and spine care with cutting-edge non-invasive procedures.

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The Jefferson Parish Council approved on Wednesday morning the appointment of Dr. Raymond DeCorte as Interim President and CEO of East Jefferson General Hospital.

Dr. DeCorte, a general surgeon, replaces long-time CEO Dr. Mark Peters, who retired from the leadership position on March 16th.

A member of the EJGH community for over 25 years, Dr. DeCorte has served in various roles throughout the hospital including Chief of Staff, Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer before being appointed Interim President and CEO.

A nationwide search will continue to find Dr. Peters’ permanent replacement.

Jefferson Parish Councilwoman Jennifer Van Vrancken, District 5, with the entire Jefferson Parish Council, offered an official proclamation at the March 22, 2017, council meeting, recognizing East Jefferson General Hospital’s Foundation and its team members for their distinguished efforts through the “Fund the Fleet” campaign.

Van Vrancken presented EJGH Director of EMS Mike Guillot and Senior Vice President of Community Affairs Valerie Englade with a plaque commemorating the proclamation during the Wednesday morning council meeting.

The Louisiana Office of Public Health has issued a clinical advisory for mumps in Louisiana. There has been a large outbreak of mumps in Arkansas, and as of Wednesday there were 12 cases reported in Louisiana.

“Our Louisiana culture is rich with festivals and celebrations including many scheduled for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. Large gatherings create an environment where germs and contagious illnesses spread easily,” said Dr. Jimmy Guidry, State Health Officer, LDH. “This is a great time to remind everyone to take proper precautions to avoid getting sick.”