Jerry Ricks

It has only taken 2 years for Jerry Ricks to become the face of the EJGH pharmacy. His ever-smiling presence, attention to detail and willingness to always go the extra mile, (which to Jerry always just seems to be the right thing to do), has endeared him to the entire pharmacy staff but also those who deal with that department. Thank you Jerry for all you do to help make EJGH a truly great hospital.

Barbara Traylor

Although her name is Barbara, everyone calls her “Bobby”. Bobby is an incredible asset in the department she supports. The team members there say she is truly the face of the department, greeting guests and vendors and making sure everyone has the experience they deserve. She is always on time, always helpful and always a positive force. She also scans and distributes important patient information and takes that responsibility very seriously. She is a delight to be around and everyone appreciates not only what she does…but how she does it.

EJGH EMS Paramedic Gaynell Martin was recognized by Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn with a Mayoral Proclamation, honoring Gaynell for her heroic resuscitation efforts that saved the life of a Kenner resident who also happened to be a long-time Kenner employee. Both Gaynell and her EMS partner Kevin Tulino were to be recognized but Kevin was out of town. Gaynell is surrounded by friends and family of the employee she saved.


East Jefferson General Hospital earned four stars for the third consecutive term from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) when the organization released its much-anticipated Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings this past week.

EJGH outperformed all other area hospitals with its four stars and the measure places the institution among the top tier of the nearly 5,000 rated hospitals in the country, according to data released by CMS. This rating comes on the heels of both Leapfrog and CareChex, two independent hospital rating services naming EJGH as the region's number one hospital. 

Geoff Clement

Anytime the department you volunteer for calls you “Volunteer Extraordinaire” you know you are doing some extraordinary things. That is how the staff of Med Staff/Medical Library describe Geoff Clement. Geoff’s energy, sense of humor and commitment to his community is astonishing. In addition to his service to EJGH, he serves on the hospital Ethics Committee and devotes time to an area hospice.