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On Thursday July 17th, EJGH cut the blue ribbon on our new inpatient oncology wing. This 16-bed unit not only expands our treatment capacity, it provides a space that is more patient and team member friendly. Mattie Hobley, Director of Oncology Services, praised Austin Reeder, Bub Millet, Gary Fortenberry and the entire Building Services Division for their great work in renovating the space and also praised the team members who never let patient care suffer during the transition from 5 West to their new home on 6 South. This new wing is just one more example of how EJGH is Making it Great Every Day.
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National recognition signifies advanced Information Technology for patient safety and clinical improvements.
East Jefferson General Hospital has been named a 2014 Most Wired hospital by the American Hospital Association and Hospitals and Health Networks for its advancements in Information Technology adoption. This national distinction is based on the results of the independent Most Wired Survey of hospitals and health systems and mandates Most Wired hospitals to achieve advanced benchmark capabilities in all of the following four categories: Technology Infrastructure, Business and Administrative Management, Clinical Quality and Safety (Inpatient and Outpatient) and Clinical Integration (Ambulatory/Physician/Patient/Community).
Expansion of the EJGH Regional Cancer Center in the Yenni Pavilion is a culmination of a $3 million, multi-year capital campaign by The Foundation.
East Jefferson General Hospital and The Foundation proudly announce the opening of the new Outpatient Infusion Center. The grand opening ceremony was held on May 21 to honor the donors who made this possible and to celebrate the patients who have already begun receiving treatments in the new space. This expansion triples the space and capacity to treat cancer patients and is the result of a successful $3 million capital campaign to add a third floor Infusion Center, completely renovate second floor physician and clinic offices and improve the first floor radiation therapy departments.
East Jefferson General Hospital hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Hybrid Surgical Suite on May 28, 2014. CEO Dr. Mark Peters, Board Chairman Newell Normand, Dr. Brothers, Dr. Engelhardt, Dr. Dugan, and other Board Members revealed the new surgical suite to EJGH’s medical staff. The state-of-the-art suite dramatically enhances the level of care to our patients by quickly addressing a patient’s needs. The hybrid suite combines cutting-edge surgical technology with sophisticated imaging. The suite also combines OR technology as well as a Cath Lab, which is great for surgeons and patients. Thanks to Cardiology, Radiology, Surgery and Building Services for making the Hybrid Surgical Suite possible.
Left to right: Dr. Michael Brothers, Dr. James McKinnie and Dr. Zhen Jiao
Pioneering surgery places EJGH in the Top 5 in the U.S.
METAIRIE, LA., April 29, 2014 - East Jefferson General Hospital, led by Cardiovascular Surgeon, Dr. Michael Brothers and Cardiac Electrophysiologists, Drs. James McKinnie and Zhen Jiao, has completed the 100th Convergent Procedure for the treatment and cure of atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). EJGH has been placed in the top five in the United States for this milestone and pioneering procedure. These New Orleans doctors are proud of how their medical advancement is changing how cardiac care is delivered throughout the country.