East Jefferson General Hospital earned four stars for the second 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.

Congratulations to East Jefferson General Hospital Emergency Room nurse Tracy Tumey, who was named the Nursing Practice Award recipient by the Louisiana Emergency Nurse's Association at the council's annual session.

Tumey serves as an Emergency Room Charge Nurse at the hospital where he provides outstanding leadership and care to the patients he serves. With 25 years of nursing experience, Tumey delivers top-quality care and compassion each and every day.

JoAnn Mangin

Often times the first face that our guests see upon entering the hospital's front doors is 13-year volunteer veteran and our East Jefferson General Hospital August Volunteer of the Month, JoAnn Mangin.

Mangin has put in over 2,250 hours of service time at the hospital's main lobby information desk, directing our guests with a warm and pleasant smile. A true team player, Mangin always keeps in mind the importance of a first impression.

The East Jefferson General Hospital Nurse Tech Program is a 10-week, all-encompassing clinical course guiding the nurses of tomorrow down the pathway to excellence.

Accepting only the best-of-the-best from nursing schools around the region, the program runs for 36 hours per week over the 10-week span, covering 11 different critical areas of care from across the hospital.

This past session’s highlights included:

East Jefferson General Hospital Emergency Medical Services Director Mike Guillot, along with several other local medical and emergency health care professionals from throughout the New Orleans area, traveled to Israel to learn and share best practices for dealing with catastrophic events, from natural disasters to terrorist attacks.

Doctors, nurses, administrators and paramedics will spend Aug. 5-12 in Israel as part of an initiative by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans to introduce local medical personnel to Israeli emergency response practices.

Updates throughout Guillot’s journey will be posted below: