East Jefferson General Hospital

Phyllis Aleman Volunteer of the Month: August 2016

Phyllis Aleman has dedicated over 800 hours of service during her three years at East Jefferson General Hospital, earning her Volunteer of the Month honors for the month of August.

Every Monday morning, Aleman repots to the third floor surgery center where she checks in on families in the waiting areas, bringing them coffee, helping them with directions or just lending a helpful hand.

4 Star Logo Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) earned four stars on Wednesday afternoon when the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its much-anticipated Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.

EJGH outshined all other hospitals in the area with its four stars and the measure places the institution among the top 20 percent of 4,599 rated hospitals in the country, according to data released by CMS.

Lagers Happy Hour at East Jefferson General Hospital Image

East Jefferson General Hospital would like to thank Lager’s International Ale House for hosting a special Happy Hour in June, helping bring in over $500 to go towards The EJGH Foundation and it’s fundraising efforts.

20% of all profits raised during the evening went towards the hospital and its goal of making a difference in the lives of patients and the community.

The next Happy Hour at Lager’s, located at 3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie, is set for September.

Smoking Cessation Trust Logo

The Smoking Cessation Trust, now in the fourth year of its 10-year program, today announced its partnership with East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) to offer free smoking cessation products and services to the people of the greater New Orleans area. East Jefferson General Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital that has served the Greater New Orleans region for 45 years. Recognized for excellence in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology and neuro-sciences, East Jefferson General Hospital strives to achieve its mission statement of providing the highest levels of comfort and care to the people it serves.

East Jefferson General Hospital Girls Night Out August 2016

East Jefferson General Hospital’s Girls’ Night Out series returns on August 10 with “Stroke of Genius,” featuring guest speakers and discussions on how to avoid, identify and survive a stroke.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Peter Amenta and Neurologist Dr. Frank Williams will be on-hand to present the latest topics in stroke recognition and care along with wine tastings, hand massages, door prizes and screenings for bone density, body mass index, blood pressure and sleep apnea.