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East Jefferson General Hospital has been named one of just 55 hospitals from across the United States with the lowest 30-day heart attack readmission rates according to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
“This is a tremendous achievement for us,” said Dr. Gary Menszer, East Jefferson General Hospital Cardiologist. “We strive to not only make our patients better, but to ensure that they stay healthy once they leave our doors. To be named one of the best in the country in heart attack readmission rates lets us know we’re headed in the right direction."
East Jefferson General Hospital will hold a FREE skin cancer screening at its Metairie campus on Saturday, May 21, from 9-4 p.m. in the Esplanade conference rooms just in time for the summer months.
This year alone, over 3.5 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed across the United States. In Louisiana alone, people are more prone to skin cancer due to the amount of sunshine we see in the Southeast. Other risk factors to be on the lookout for are moles, a family history of melanoma and those with fair skin and light hair.
East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH), for the fourth consecutive term, has again attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. The accolade is one of the highest achievable marks in the nursing field and makes EJGH one of just 26 four-time recipients in the country.
Receiving Magnet recognition for the fourth time is a great achievement for East Jefferson General Hospital, as it continues to proudly belong to the global community of Magnet recognized organizations. Just 436 U.S. health care institutions out of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition.
As part of the Integrative Medicine Program here at East Jefferson General Hospital, Physical Therapist Randy Lee, PT, DPT, Cert. D.N., now provides one of the latest practices offered to our patients, dry needling.
Dry Needling, quite simply, is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves the advances of a needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a trigger point.
East Jefferson General Hospital expended its ever-growing footprint on Wednesday morning when the No. 1 hospital in the state of Louisiana officially opened its doors in St. Charles Parish with a ribbon cutting at its new Destrehan primary care clinic.
“This is a special day for all of us,” said Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. “We have dedicated the last 45 years to great care in our community and for us to be able to expand that mission to St. Charles Parish is extraordinary. We could not be more excited to welcome in this new market and serve the people of Destrehan.”
EJ Primary Care Destrehan is located at 159 Longview Drive in Destrehan, Louisiana and will be led by Dr. Robert Sayes, MD, and his dedicated group of nurses and staff members.