East Jefferson General Hospital

Gerald Parton

President and CEO

Gerald Parton arrives at East Jefferson General Hospital after a successful stint as the Regional Vice President of Quorum Health in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to that, he worked in the metropolitan New Orleans region with Tenet Healthcare, serving as Chief Executive Officer at Meadowcrest Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Jefferson during his tenure with the national healthcare organization. Earlier in his career, Parton also served as CEO with several Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) facilities in the southeast. Parton holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama. With the appointment, Parton becomes the fourth President and CEO in EJGH’s extensive history.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Raymond DeCorte is Chief Medical Officer for East Jefferson General Hospital and has been on staff for almost 20 years. During that time, Dr. DeCorte served as EJGH Chief of Staff in 1997, and has also held multiple leadership roles. He works along side the hospital's medical staff that totals over 650 physicians representing almost every medical specialty. In addition to working with the medical staff, Dr. DeCorte has been instrumental in clinical effectiveness, patient safety initiatives and the transitioning toward electronic health records. Dr. DeCorte is a Board Certified General Surgeon and is a graduate of LSU Medical School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of South Alabama Medical Center.

Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer

Judy Brown is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for East Jefferson General Hospital. In her role, Brown oversees the Clinical, Financial and Business Divisions throughout the hospital, including such areas as surgical services, patient safety and quality and the EJGH Medical Staff. In addition, Brown also leads other critical areas of the hospital operations such as Information Technology, Physician Partnerships and the business development initiatives needed for organizational long-term growth and stability. She holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from Trinity University and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Texas.