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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.
The 2016 Donna Swartzfager Memorial Fund Award Winners were announced this past week and were recognized in front of hospital officials and Team Members for their outstanding achievements and dedication to providing top-tier healthcare.
The Donna Swartzfager Fund provides financial awards to East Jefferson General Hospital Team Members seeking higher education, professional development growth and certifications. This semi-endowed fund is a donor directed fund that is managed through the investments and Investment Committee of The Foundation.
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East Jefferson General Hospital welcomes Jan Strohmeyer Brien, Ph. D., as the institution’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer, overseeing all HR management and human capital strategies at EJGH.
“Jan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to East Jefferson General Hospital,” said Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. “She will continue to move us forward as a high quality, stand-alone healthcare organization. “
East Jefferson General Hospital has been rated No. 1 medical excellence and patient safety for overall hospital care in the state of Louisiana, garnering “check-plus plus” status by the CareChex quality rating system and putting it atop the yearly rankings on Monday afternoon.
“This is a tremendous honor for all of our team members and physicians at East Jefferson General Hospital,” said Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. “It is a testament to the teamwork and dedication put forth by our physicians and staff on a daily basis and in every facet of care. This honor comes as no surprise to me, but it is one that I think our entire team deserves and I cannot thank them enough for what they do every day to make East Jefferson a great place for our patients.”
CareChex is one of the nation's largest privately-held healthcare information services companies, providing clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.
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