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JeffersonParishParent.com has recognized East Jefferson General Hospital in its annual Best of the 504 Awards, honoring EJGH’s Woman and Newborn and Emergency Departments with top marks.
The awards were voted on by members of the Jefferson Parish community through Jefferson Parish Parent, an online hub that provides readers with the resources they need to make the best informed decisions.
The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital raised $67,000 during its 14th Annual Golf Classic presented by Drago’s Seafood Restaurant and hosted by Metairie Country Club this past month.
The always-popular benefit was co-chaired by physicians David St. Germain Jr., MD and Trey Sands, MD, with community leaders, corporate sponsors and EJGH leadership all in attendance during the event.
The John Lee Memorial Benefit, in conjunction with The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital, raised nearly $16,000 for the EJGH Breast Care Center during the group’s annual fundraiser in April.
John Lee, Sr. passed away in 1986 at the young age of 58 from colon cancer. But before his passing, he initiated the John J. Lee benefit to raise funds for cancer research and treatment at East Jefferson General Hospital. Today, his family keeps his legacy alive through different fundraisers that benefit a number of oncology programs at EJGH.
The East Jefferson General Hospital Emergency Management Team brought out several demonstrations to the hospital's front lawn on Tuesday, June 14, in an effort to promote emergency preparedness for the community.
"This is a great way for us to show the public that we're always prepared," said Mike Guillot, Director of Emergency Management at EJGH. "It helps remind our hospital that we need to always be on the ready while showing the public that we're continuing to do all we can to keep them safe in the event of a catastrophe."
The Western Shelter, a decontamination tent, MCI bus and the high water vehicle were all on display during the two-hour event.
East Jefferson General Hospital remains at the forefront of emergency readiness in conjunction with the Jefferson Parish police and fire departments.