Areas of Care

Emergency IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 911

We deal with the toughest, most urgent cases in our emergency room.

East Jefferson General Hospital’s Emergency Department is known for its efficiency, quality diagnosticians and superior emergency management. EJGH’s state-of-the art facility encompasses 18 private rooms, and 33 beds total. In addition, our ED has earned a reputation for excellence due to innovative procedures and digital technologies such as the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) which allows doctors to automatically update patient charts, collaborate with other physicians and immediately notify nurses of any changes in treatment course.

Established in 1979, EJGH’s EMS team provides 24-hour-a-day service throughout our primary service area, including Metairie, The North Shore, New Orleans, Kenner, and Harahan. To everyone in our emergency room, Metairie, LA is home, and each patient is our neighbor. Our doctors and staff are completely dedicated to each critical condition patient and aim to provide emergency care as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If visiting our emergency room, Know What to Expect With Our ER Guide.

GO to ER Guide
  • Stay calm and call 911. Show More

    Stay calm. The first and best thing you can do is to remain calm. Call 911.If someone else is with you, who is not injured, ask that person to call 911.

    If you can, have the following information available:

    • The address or location of the injured person
    • A call back number
    • A brief description of the injuries or illness
    • The number of people injured

    If the person is injured in a car accident and there is no immediate danger, such as fire, do not move them. Unnecessary movement can cause additional injuries. If the injured person is not breathing, the 911 Operator can walk you through CPR instructions over the phone. Do not hang up until the dispatcher ends the conversation.

  • 1 CPR: Hands-Only Works. Show More

    According to The American Heart Association (AHA), mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is no longer necessary on those having a heart attack. Instead, anyone can and should perform “Hands-Only CPR” in the event that someone collapses. The AHA recommends following these two simple steps for performing Hands-Only CPR:

    1. Call 911.
    2. Use straight arms to push hard and fast at the center of the chest.

    Hands-Only CPR has been shown to more than double the chances of survival for an adult who has collapsed from cardiac arrest.

Reducing Wait Times: EJGH Geaux Zone

Changing the way many perceive a trip to the ER, our Geaux Zone allows patients who have been triaged with having minor ailments (and not needing to be placed in a bed or on a monitor) to be treated and released more quickly and efficiently while allowing more resources to be available to the seriously ill or injured.

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AHA EMS: Mission Lifeline Silver Award

EJGH ED services ranked by the American Heart Association

AHA EMS: Mission Lifeline Gold Award

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Through EJGH’s partnership with Delgado Community College, emerging EMT specialists and paramedics learn alongside the best medical staff in the region, creating a community service renowned for its professionalism, expediency, and skill. EJGH’s emergency medical technicians and paramedics answer nearly 40,000 calls per year with an average response time of five to six minutes. EMS units are strategically placed throughout the service area to reduce response time.

In addition, East Jefferson’s EMS has led the way in our area by introducing 12-lead EKG capabilities to our ambulances in 1990. The latest version of this technology is now installed in all East Jefferson ambulances and allows EMS workers responding to an emergency, to perform a 12-lead EKG in the field and instantly send a diagnostic quality test result to the hospital. It is this kind of dedication to innovative technology and procedures that make East Jefferson’s EMS the one that our community can count on.