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East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) as a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite. The award honors EJGH for making the health and wellness of its team members a priority and serving as an example of a healthy working environment.
“We are extremely honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association’s initiative as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,” said EJGH President and CEO Dr. Mark Peters. “Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities here at EJGH and we encourage and applaud our employees for achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles."
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.
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 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.