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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.
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.
|Mary Beth Lobrano, MD|
East Jefferson General Hospital is proud to be among the first to introduce breast tomosynthesis or 3-D mammography to our region. This revolutionary technology allows for imaging of the breast from multiple angles. This can significantly increase the accuracy of mammography, especially for women who are premenopausal, women with dense breasts or those with increased risk factors.
Dr. Mary Beth Lobrano, a radiologist at East Jefferson General Hospital, considers 3-D mammography the single greatest breakthrough in mammography since the start of her career. "We know that women with dense breasts have a 4 to 6 times increased risk of breast cancer, independent of other risk factors, and that traditional 2-D mammography is less accurate in this population," says Lobrano. "Tomosynthesis significantly increases the detection of breast cancer in these patients."
The Benefits of 3-D Mammography
To the patient, 3-D mammography takes the same amount of time and exposes them to the same low-dose of radiation as the latest versions of traditional mammography, but the outcome of the exam itself is significantly improved.
TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
EJGH will be hosting a regional drill at EJ North involving actors portraying active shooters.This drill will take place from approximately 4pm - 9pm and will involve local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and fire departments. This drill will significantly assist our abilities to respond in the event of a real situation.
This drill will not impact patient care or parking in this facility. EJGH wishes to notify patients and visitors so that the community is aware it is taking place.
For any questions please call EJGH Security at 503.4277.
The American Cancer Society announced at an awards ceremony that East Jefferson General Hospital has been recognized with the Best Practice for Louisiana 2013 award. The prestigious honor recognizes outstanding program activities, initiatives and projects that support the American Cancer Society’s key priorities and outcomes. East Jefferson General Hospital continues to make a significant impact as a partner in the fight against cancer.
The American Cancer Society selected East Jefferson General Hospital as the recipient of this award in recognition of the Charity of Choice project between the two organizations. The American Cancer Society and EJGH collaboration increased awareness of the programs and services offered by the American Cancer Society to cancer patients in the community, increased ACS volunteerism by EJGH employees, and helped start a new early detection program with hospital inpatients called “ASK US” to increase cancer screening for breast and colorectal cancer.