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The Foundation of East Jefferson General Hospital donated $10,000 to the Louisiana Hospital Employee Assistance Fund to assist the state’s hospital employees affected by the recent flooding.
"By recent estimates, more than 5,000 Louisiana hospital employees suffered significant flood damage to their homes," said Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) President and CEO Paul Salles. "Most of these homes and residences were not insured against an unprecedented 500-year flood of this magnitude, and federal assistance for recovery is significantly limited. These donations will help evacuated hospital employees keep their families safe and continue providing compassionate care to patients in their communities."
East Jefferson General Hospital Pharmacy Tech Danielle Banks was named the Outstanding Health System Tech of the Year for Louisiana, earning her the highest award given out to technicians by the Louisiana Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Each year the award is presented to one technician exhibiting outstanding service to the society and to the profession. Banks was nominated by EJGH and selected as the winner by the LSHP Board of Directors.
When the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) made the call for help from Baton Rouge early Sunday morning, EJGH Director of Emergency Management Mike Guillot and his team sprang into action.
With flood waters rapidly rising higher than expected following historic rain fall this past Friday, Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge was looking for assistance in evacuating patients from their rooms to safer grounds in the New Orleans area.
East Jefferson General Hospital Director of Community Services Nina Victory has earned a spot in New Orleans CityBusiness' 2016 Women of the Year List, the publication announced on Friday.
Victory is a long-time member of the EJGH staff, starting off as a volunteer in May of 1998. Joining as a full-time staff assistant in July of that same year, Victory quickly rose to supervisor and director roles by 2006.
East Jefferson General Hospital has been named one of just 45 hospitals from across the United States with the lowest 30-day heart failure readmission rates according to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).