East Jefferson General Hospital

East Jefferson General Hospital patient Wayne Solis endured a health scare that had completely compromised his quality of life. Solis now thanks all the EJGH staff and physicians who worked on his care for turning his health around.

"I have had the opportunity to travel around the world and stay in some really nice hotels," says Solis. "But, the treatment and attention I received at East Jefferson was beyond wonderful. They made me feel as though I was staying at a Ritz Carlton."

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana fails when it comes to having healthy newborns.

That word from the March of Dimes, that says we lose our most valuable commodity, children's health, when it comes to pre-mature babies.

Louisiana gets an "F" because last year 15.6 percent of babies were born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. There were two main causes: smoking during pregnancy, a known danger, and the number of mothers-to-be without health insurance, who don't get regular prenatal doctor care.

A higher level of expertise in cancer care

Dr. Thomas Cosgriff and Dr. Lesley MengCancer isn't one disease. Every cancer, and every patient, requires a unique approach. At East Jefferson General Hospital, we have a team of oncologists who treat all types of cancers, helping EJGH set a higher standard in personalized cancer care.

Dr. Thomas Cosgriff is a Board Certified Oncologist, Medical Director of Oncology at EJGH, and is certified by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Lesley Meng is a native New Orleanian who was displaced by Hurricane Katrina and though she was successfully practicing medicine in Scottsdale Arizona, she desperately wanted to return and rebuild her practice here. Her commitment to her patients is remarkable. She is a Board Certified Oncologist and is in the process of acquiring MD Anderson Certification. Dr. Meng takes pride in seeing patients often within 24 hours of their initial phone call. She has done a great deal of cancer research and believes strongly in preventive and screening programs. Extremely active in the community, Dr. Meng is committed to EJGH providing the most innovative, effective and highest levels of cancer care possible.

Great Nursing Lives Here

Congratulations to the nurses at East Jefferson General Hospital who were recognized as part of Louisiana's "Great 100" Nurses. The Great 100 is compiled by the Louisiana State Nursing Association and recognizes these individuals as skilled clinicians and compassionate caregivers.

We celebrate these 14 nurses for their dedication and for their commitment to excellence in patient care. Representing multiple specialties and service lines, the following nurses reflect the very best in healthcare.

Steve BakerEast Jefferson General Hospital announces Steve Baker, MBA, CPHIMS, as the new Chief Information Officer. Before joining EJGH, Baker most recently served as IT Executive Director for Architecture and Strategy at UK HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky. He received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. In addition, Baker is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and is affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Baker will lead the Information Technology Division at East Jefferson General Hospital and has a strong background in healthcare information management. He will oversee the development and guidance of the increasingly important role of technology as it relates to overall healthcare, management of patients records, and the electronic infrastructure and advancements.