The Home of Survivorship
As part of our ongoing efforts to continually improve the oncology services we provide, we were proud to open our expanded and completely renovated East Jefferson General Hospital Regional Cancer Center at the Yenni Pavilion in the spring of 2014. Made possible through a $3 million capital campaign donation by The Foundation at EJGH, this state-of-the-art facility houses our radiation therapy program, oncology physician clinics and chemotherapy infusion. It is now a complete and convenient home for outpatient oncology services with available parking right outside the front door. The Regional Cancer Center is located on the campus of EJGH in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie but serves a region that stretches across the southern half of both Mississippi and Louisiana.
Technology has always been a vital piece of our EJGH cancer fighting abilities. We believe in arming our physicians with the latest technology so that they can develop a treatment plan designed specifically for each patient and their particular cancer. With tools such as Trilogy Stereotactic System, Novalis Tx and PET Fusion available on the first floor and other technologies throughout the hospital such 3D mammography, UroNav and the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, our team of experts are equipped to diagnose and kill even the most complex cancers. And, because we have physician offices in the EJGH Regional Cancer Center, most outpatient visits and treatments are conveniently available in the same building.
Outpatient Infusion Center
The centerpiece of the expansion is the new Outpatient Infusion Center that encompasses the third floor addition. The facility houses 22 infusion stations, each complete with its own nursing station, with a semi-private recliner area for the patient and a family member. In addition, there are now seven private rooms for patients who require extra attention, the Henry and Pat Shane Resource Library, the Ralph and Christy Senner Serenity Room and a Fast Track area to serve patients more efficiently and quickly.
Located in the infusion Center is a "Survivor's Bell" which is rung by cancer patients who have completed their treatment path. When the patient rings the bell, our cancer care team gathers around to celebrate alongside the patient. A poem of survivorship is read aloud and a tremendous wave of joy is always evident. The clear tone of the bell is truly heard by all those in attendance to be the sound of victory over cancer.
The 3rd floor also contains our relaxation rooms and space for our integrative therapies such as massage, guided imagery and other more holistic treatments designed to complement your more traditional treatments.
By combining physicians with the knowledge to heal with advanced technologies and facilities built to promote the healing process, EJGH once again is setting the pace for other cancer programs to follow. It is also more reason why EJGH is making it great, every day.