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East Jefferson General Hospital has once again been honored for excellence in cardiac care by the American Heart Association through the ‘Get With The Guidelines’ (GWTG) quality program. EJGH is the only hospital in the state of Louisiana to receive the following awards:
“Attaining the ‘Get With The Guidelines’ award for a fifth consecutive year is an unprecedented honor in our region, and one that our physicians and team members have worked extremely hard for,” says Mark J. Peters, MD, EJGH President and CEO. “It shows that we consistently provide nationally recognized care day-in and day-out. Our patients expect and deserve this commitment to excellence, and we are extremely proud to deliver it to our community.”
We are pleased to announce that the PET Fusion Center of East Jefferson General Hospital, located in the Yenni Pavilion, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting the highest level of image quality and patient safety standards, and is the result of an extensive review of facility image quality, personnel qualifications, imaging equipment, quality control and quality assurance programs.
"It speaks volumes for the level of care we provide to our patients and this community when reviewed and accredited with a gold seal by a leading, national organization like the American College of Radiology," says Mark J. Peters, MD, EJGH President and CEO. "Patients know when they entrust us with their medical needs we will provide the highest standards of care. I congratulate and thank our team members and physicians for all that they do to make us national leaders."
PET/CT combines high resolution CT images with molecular imaging to pinpoint areas of abnormal metabolic activity in the body; it has been hailed as the most important breakthrough in oncology imaging in the 21st century. EJGH is home to one of the most advanced PET/CT scanners in the state, combining high resolution images with low patient dose.
In a state of great nursing, 12 of Louisiana's top 100 nurses call EJGH home. These incredible professionals embody the very best in patient centered care. They continue a tradition of nursing excellence that has been the hallmark of care at EJGH since 1971.
Thank you to the Louisiana Nursing Association for recognizing the efforts of all of this year's Great 100. Congratulations from all of us at EJGH and thank you from all those you have served with compassion, empathy and professionalism.
EJGH, Louisiana's first Nurse Magnet Hospital, building on a legacy of nursing greatness every day.
|Dr. Raymond DeCorte, EJGH Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Thomas Cosgriff, EJGH Medical Director of Oncology, Dr. Helmuth Goepfert, Medical Director for MD Anderson Physicians Network, William Simeone, Associate Vice President, MD Anderson Physicians Network, Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO, and Mattie Hobley, RN, EJGH Director of Oncology Services.|
On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, East Jefferson General Hospital, along with representatives from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, hosted a ceremony in the EJGH atrium honoring those 43 EJGH physicians who have earned credentialed status as members of the MD Anderson Cancer Network.
Each of the certified physicians was recognized for their contributions to cancer care and received a certificate and lapel pin, signifying their credentialed status. To earn certified status, a physician must demonstrate excellence in their outcomes and a commitment to continued improvement. Certified physicians then earn access to MD Anderson treatment pathways and conduct regular consulting sessions with colleagues at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Those in attendance were greeted with comments from Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO, and Dr. Thomas Cosgriff, EJGH Medical Director of Oncology and Hematologist/Oncologist. Keynote speaker was Dr. Helmuth Goepfert, Medical Director for MD Anderson Physicians Network and Professor Emeritus for MD Anderson Cancer Center in the field of Head and Neck Surgery. The celebration also featured music by the First Community Antioch Baptist Church Choir led by Marva Joseph (watch the short performance video below).