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East Jefferson General Hospital has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. This honor is bestowed on hospitals based on their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care.
"We are extremely proud to be one of only five hospitals in the state to earn this distinction," says Ruby Brewer, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer. "We went through an intensive review to look at our outcomes and processes in order to qualify for this award. It shows a tremendous commitment by our physicians and team members and speaks volumes about the level of orthopedic care EJGH provides."
Blue Distinction is a national designated program offered by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association to recognize hospitals that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care. The distinction is based on nationally consistent selection criteria established in collaboration with expert physicians and medical organizations.
As you may know, EJGH is embarking on an expansion of our Yenni Treatment Center in order to provide better care for patients who are fighting cancer. This expansion will enable us to triple the number of patients that we treat in a day. In order to expedite this process, we are temporarily moving Outpatient Oncology Services to other areas of the hospital while our new, state-of-the-art facility is being built. The Infusion Center will be on the 5th floor of the hospital to the left of the elevators. The Cancer Registry and the Cancer Navigators will be located at 4300 Houma Blvd. Please call (504) 456-5003 for questions or information about your Outpatient Oncology appointments. We anticipate that the new facility will be completed by the end of this year, and we thank you for your patience throughout this transition.
CityBusiness' Health Care Heroes honors 50 outstanding health care professionals in the New Orleans area in six categories: professional, physician, nurse, first responder, animal care and volunteer. A Health Care Hero identifies men and women in the health care industry whose contributions have increased the well-being of the community. Honorees are nominated by their peers and then selected by CityBusiness based on industry and community involvement and achievement that have set the pace for the overall community. Below are the 2013 EJGH Health Care Heroes. Click here to see a complete list of the Class of 2013.
Monday, May 20 at 6PM
East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Boulevard, Metairie
Crawford Conference Center – Esplanade 1
This important public meeting is being led by Sherriff Newell Norman, EJGH Board Chairman, and Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. They will discuss the rapidly evolving changes in healthcare in Louisiana and throughout the United States and what your community hospitals are doing to ensure the quality and stability of healthcare in our region.
As healthcare reform is continuing to be implemented, Jefferson Parish's two publically-owned medical centers are facing challenges that will threaten their viability unless changes are made in the near future. The leaders of East Jefferson General Hospital and West Jefferson Medical Center are working together to identify ways to maintain the high quality of care our patients are accustomed to receiving and deserve, while ensuring financial soundness. Several options are being considered by the leadership to improve efficiency without sacrificing the quality of healthcare. Sale of the two hospitals, however, are not being considered.
This meeting is open to the public so they may hear key issues. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to ask questions and express opinions.