East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) and the New Orleans Baby Cakes are joining forces for a blood drive benefiting U.S. Representative Steve Scalise this Saturday, June 24, at the EJGH Blood Center from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Those who wish to donate a pint of blood will receive a voucher for two (2) tickets to the July 8, Baby Cakes’ game against the Oklahoma City Dodgers at the Shrine on Airline. “This is an important opportunity for our community,” said EJGH President and CEO Gerald Parton. “Representative Scalise has always put Jefferson Parish and the state of Louisiana first, it’s vital that we give back to him during his time of need.”

Congratulations to East Jefferson General Hospital Emergency Medical Services Supervisor Dawn Lemoine, who was named the Louisiana Association of Registered Emergency Medical Technicians Administrator of the Year during the organization’s annual banquet this past weekend.

Lemoine was nominated and selected for the award by a group of peers, recognizing the long-standing EMS service member for her selfless work within EJGH and throughout the community.

Congratulations to our East Jefferson General Hospital June Volunteer of the Month, Carol Benefiel!

Benefiel has steadfastly served EJGH for 20 years, totaling over 2,800 hours of service, currently working primarily in the surgery family waiting area where she helps direct guest and families during their hours of need.

The long-standing volunteer goes above-and-beyond when meeting patient, physician and family expectations, providing accurate updates and lending a comforting presence in a stressful time.

Congratulations to East Jefferson General Hospital Oncologist, Hematologist Dr. Rabia Cattie who was named a Top Female Achiever by New Orleans Magazine in this month’s edition.

The publication puts out the annual list of select women in the Greater New Orleans community to highlight their notable careers and contributions.

During her time at EJGH, Dr. Cattie has been a shining example to both her patients and fellow physicians, serving in various leadership roles throughout the hospital while providing groundbreaking treatments for those in her care.

Anyone can be a hero, and to prove it, the Blood Center at East Jefferson General Hospital is offering FREE superhero tshirts for every pint of blood or platelets donated through June 30.

Donate anytime during the month of June to receive your complimentary tshirt (while supplies last) and help save a life during the time of year that blood donations are needed most.