East Jefferson General Hospital

With every pint of blood or platelets donated at East Jefferson General Hospital this Mardi Gras season, you will receive a FREE jazz inspired t-shirt courtesy of the EJGH Blood Center.

Donate anytime during February and March to receive your complimentary shirt (while supplies last) and help save a life during this festive time of year.

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A trio of East Jefferson General Hospital paramedics were recognized by the Harahan Police Department this past week after the group helped save the life of an unresponsive child this past December.

Michael Ortiz, Timothy Thames and John Eddleman were on call when they were dispatched to a Harahan home where they found the 3-year old unresponsive in a family swimming pool. Suffering from cardiac arrest, the child was resuscitated by the paramedics and transported to the hospital for treatment.

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With 2,000 hours of devoted service over a 5-year span, January’s East Jefferson General Hospital Volunteer of the Month is Jill Bayer, a dedicated member of the ground link information desk.

A participant in the Volunteer Advisory Council, Bayer considers her job to be one of the best in the hospital, delivering flowers and plants to our patients, which she always does with a friendly and upbeat attitude.

Along with her assigned duties, Bayer also makes herself available to answer any questions from visitors, locates patient room numbers, answers the phone and even assists other departments with folding and mailing envelopes.

Bayer, along with our other dedicated volunteers, are helping EJGH make it great every day!

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In just 30 minutes, our extensive, non-invasive screenings can identify your risk of heart attack, stroke or aneurysm and give you peace of mind. And, If you are found to be at risk, we will give you the tools to manage any conditions that may arise.

For just $119 on Friday, Feb. 24, join us at the East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center to undergo our exclusive Safeheart Health Screening.

With every pint of blood donated to the East Jefferson General Hospital Blood Bank Donation Center this January, you will be automatically entered into a raffle for a free 1-month membership at The Wellness Center.

Donations are needed this time of year now more than ever, and your contribution of blood or platelets could help save someone's life. In turn, receive a chance at a new and improved healthy lifestyle with a 1-month membership to EJGH’s state-of-the-art workout facility.