From our fleet of ambulances and EMTs who provide life-saving care in the field through our Emergency Department, which boasts more board-certified emergency physicians than any ER in the region, your emergency cardiac care needs are met by experienced professionals who have been recognized by independent rating services as the best in our market. Our “door to balloon time,” which is the amount of time from patient arrival until the patient’s heart blockage has been opened, is among the fastest in the South. These and other measurable statistics are how we know we are delivering the highest levels of care possible.
East Jefferson General Hospital remains on the cutting edge of life-saving cardiac procedures. Led by Dr. Michael Brothers and cardiac electrophysiologists Drs. James McKinnie and Zhen Jiao, the department regularly performs CryoCath to treat atrial fibrillation, providing a true remedy to the condition. EJGH was also the developer for EKOS catheter treatment for pulmonary embolisms by Dr. Todd Englehardt. The hospital has also performed now over 100 convergent procedures, propelling the hospital into the top five in the nation in the pioneering procedure.