About EJGH Proud to care for our community

For nearly 50 years, East Jefferson General Hospital has been deeply rooted in Metairie as East Jefferson Parish’s not-for-profit community hospital. We pledge to always bring a little heart and compassion to the people we serve.

Treating our community like family is the only way we know. We’ve been sharing the love with our community since our opening on Valentine’s Day in 1971 through our commitment to one-of-a-kind care for everybody, from head to toe. Frequently recognized with national accolades, we’re proud to be East Jefferson Parish’s go-to hospital for health and wellness.

Our MissionMission

East Jefferson General Hospital, community owned, provides the highest quality, compassionate healthcare to the people we serve.

Our VisionVision

East Jefferson General Hospital will be the region’s healthcare leader providing the highest quality care through innovation and collaboration with our team members, medical staff, and community.

Our Values

We commit to quality in everything that we do, through achievement and innovation, always contributing to excellent care and patient satisfaction.

We uphold the highest standards of behavior encompassing fairness, trust, respect, and ethical practices.

Teamwork is the key to our success. Working together, we ensure everyone benefits from our collective wisdom.

We embrace and encourage creativity and innovation, as well as ongoing self-evaluation of our processes and outcomes.

By our thoughts, words, and deeds, we create and maintain a caring, compassionate environment.

We are accountable to make wise use of time, skills, and resources.

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1965

Our History Serving Jefferson Parish

In the late 1960s, community leaders saw the need for a healthcare facility to serve the burgeoning population of the East Bank of Jefferson Parish. The Jefferson Parish Council passed an ordinance creating a hospital service district on the East Bank and a bond issue was put before residents. Once the bond issue passed in November of 1965, officials planned and broke ground on 20 acres of undeveloped land that would become East Jefferson General Hospital.

1972

Doors Open in 1971

On February 14, 1971, the hospital opened its doors with 250 beds and 250 physicians. Today, East Jefferson General Hospital has 420 beds and over 650 physicians. With over 3,000 team members, the hospital is one of the largest employers in the parish.

1970s-2000s

Three Decades of Expansion & Innovation

East Jefferson General Hospital, through the generosity of the EJGH Foundation and its supporters, has grown over the past three decades to become a medical landmark with the addition of medical office buildings, the Yenni Treatment Center for outpatient cancer treatment, and the Domino Pavilion, which houses Same Day Surgery, outpatient laboratory and outpatient radiology services. Most recently, the Wellness Center, a 38,000 square foot, state-of-the-art fitness facility and the East Jefferson Imaging Center, were added to the hospital’s outreach.

2002

EJGH Receives Nurse Magnet Hospital Designation

In 2002, East Jefferson General became Louisiana’s first Nurse Magnet Hospital and in 2006, the first in the state to earn reaccreditation; EJGH is currently the only hospital in Lousiana to earn Magnet Designation four times. This honor is bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center on select hospitals that demonstrate excellence in patient care and provide a superior environment for professional nurses.

Today

Invested In Our Community

East Jefferson General Hospital has grown with the East Bank community, offering the clinical expertise and cutting edge technology our community expects and deserves. Today, the hospital remains publicly owned and not-for-profit. It is a service district hospital governed by a 10-member volunteer Board of Directors appointed by the Jefferson Parish Council and the Parish President. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

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About Jefferson Parish

East Jefferson General Hospital is located in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The area offers a culturally diverse and unique way of life. Universities, theater, world-class music, outdoor recreation, museums and five-star cuisine are just a few of the things that make the New Orleans metro area special.

Metairie is located in the heart of Jefferson Parish, which stretches from the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It was named by Relocate-America as one of the Top 100 Places to Live in 2009. The city’s cost of living is well below the national average, while the unemployment rate in Metairie continues to be several percentage points below the national average.

Jefferson Parish is also home to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), offering 116 daily flights to 34 domestic and international destinations. Seven miles from EJGH, the airport served 7.9 million passengers in 2008 and scored 4th best out of America’s 47 largest airports for on-time departures and rare overbooking according to USNews.

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