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As new mom Victoria Judge says of her daughter Charlotte, "I don't think anyone expected her to survive that day, but I firmly believe that the doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists who cared for her so deeply, made all the right decisions that day. They are the reason we have our sweet Charlotte home and doing well at nine months now."
Healthcare workers often wonder how much of a difference they make on lives and on the people they touch. Victoria Judge can attest to the care provided for her little girl and wanted to say thank you to Drs. Christina Goodridge, Ann Chau and Malektaj Yazdani, along with Drs. Staci Olister and Joseph Miller, as well as the Woman & Child staff, Respiratory and all who cared for Charlotte during her hospital stay. The dedication and compassion shown was extraordinary.
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."
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.
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.
Cancer 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.