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East Jefferson General Hospital is set to expand its No. 1 care in the state of Louisiana to St. Charles Parish as the institution is set to open the doors on its EJ Primary Care Destrehan clinic on April 27.
Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Louisiana announced today that East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center (BDC) - Plus for Cardiac Care, Knee and Hip Replacement and Maternity Care.
The BDC program was developed with input from the medical community and evaluates hospitals’ ability to deliver high quality and safe specialty care based on criteria that directly impacts patient results.
A tragic event transpired today on our campus. A man entered one of our medical office buildings and killed Dr. Elbert Goodier, III. This is a tragic loss for EJGH and our entire community.
Dr. Goodier was respected and beloved by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Our hearts and sympathies go out to his family, his friends, his staff and all who knew him. Our chaplains are available should anyone wish to speak with them. We will be sending out more information as arrangements are made. We, as a hospital and community, now mourn the loss of a generous and gracious man.
Mark J. Peters, M.D., CPE – EJGH President and CEO
East Jefferson General Hospital cardiac rehab patient Margaret Barrett celebrated her 95th birthday in a unique way on Monday morning as friends, family and a special visit from Miss Louisiana gathered at the Wellness Center to help ring in the milestone.
The long-time EJGH Cardiac Rehab program participant and her fellow phase three patients had the opportunity to meet Miss Louisiana, Christina Famularo, at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women event this past month and the group became instant friends.