LOUISIANA CASE TRACKING: As of October 27, 2020:

See Your Physician Safely

EJGH Visitation Policy

In order to protect the health of our communities, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19, we have instituted visitor restrictions in accordance with recommendations from the CDC.

We understand the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care at our hospital. At this time, we ask patients and their families to consider communication through phone and video chat as their primary means of communication. When an in-person visit is necessary, the following precautions are in place to protect patients, families and staff and are specific to the care setting listed.

All persons will be screened for fever and respiratory symptoms and all employees, patients and visitors must wear a face mask while in our facility. Visitors must be 18 years or older and always remain in the patient’s room. Visitors are asked not to gather in common areas such as waiting rooms, cafeterias, and common areas. Visitors will be asked to return home if they exhibit symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath), have had a positive COVID test in the last ten days, have a pending COVID test, or do not comply with above policy.

Emergency Department: Patients are allowed one visitor.

Infusion Suites and Outpatient Clinics: Patients needing assistance during a visit may be accompanied by no more than one adult support person.

Procedural/Surgical areas (regardless of time of day): Patients with procedures can have one visitor pre and post procedure. The support person may remain with the patient prior to their surgery/procedure and must then wait in a socially distant manner until a member of the medical team provides an update at the conclusion of the procedure/surgery. If the patient is being admitted post procedure/surgery visitors will adhere to the current visitation policy and hours of visitation.

Inpatient units:

COVID-19 Negative patients: Patients are allowed to have one visitor per day between the hours of 10 AM and 8 PM.

COVID-19 Positive Patients and COVID Units: Only those with special circumstances below will be allowed visitors.

Special Circumstances: Under the following circumstances visitor exceptions/extensions will be made to allow family members to be present 24 hours per day.

• Maternity unit patients – One Spouse/Partner or support person

• Palliative/Comfort Care (which may include family meetings, palliative medicine consults, or comfort focused treatments)- Spouse/partner, children, parents and siblings may visit 2 at a time between 10 AM- 8 PM with sleep accommodations provided for only one support person overnight

• End of Life Care- Spouse/Partner, Children, Parents, and Siblings may visit 2 at a time and one may be present 24/7

• Adults with mental impairment – One Spouse/Partner or support person

We continue to monitor the risk of COVID-19 closely and will adjust visitor restrictions, as necessary. We appreciate your help in keeping our patients and employees safe.

**Skilled Nursing Facilities are excluded from this document and will follow state guidance.**

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PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

Yes, I have…

• Flu Symptoms
• Body Aches
• Fever
• GI Symptoms or Stomach Ache
• Headache
• Coughing
• Shortness of Breath
• Known contact with a person who has tested positive for, or is suspected of having COVID-19
• Recent loss of smell or taste

Thank you for your cooperation, our only goal is to keep you, our team and our entire community healthy.

 

¡¡¡ATENCIÓN!!!

POR FAVOR AVÍSENOS SI RESPONDIÓ QUE SÍ A CUALQUIERA DE LAS SIGUIENTES PREGUNTAS:

Sí, tengo…

  • Síntomas de influenza

  • Dolores por todo el cuerpo

  • Fiebre

  • Síntomas gastrointestinales o dolor de estómago

  • Dolor de cabeza

  • Tos

  • Falta de aliento

  • Contacto conocido con una persona a quien le hayan diagnosticado o se sospecha que tenga COVID-19

  • Tuvo una perdida reciente de olfato o sabor

Gracias por su cooperación. Nuestra única meta es la de mantenerle a usted, a nuestro equipo y a nuestra comunidad entera saludables.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, go to cdc.gov/coronavirus

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 began spreading in the Wuhan Province of China. Since then it has spread to other countries including Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and the United States. Globally, more than 100,000 confirmed cases have been identified. The fatality rate for those diagnosed has fluctuated between 0.7% and 3.4% depending upon the location and the time of the diagnosis.

So far, there have been 100 cases in the United States in 13 states with 10 fatalities. As of March 6th, EJGH has not had any cases which qualified for CoVID-19 testing.

Risk Factors:

  • If you have travelled to an area that has had community spread of the virus
  • If you have had close contact with someone who was positive or may be positive for Covid-19
  • If you meet either of the other risk factors and you have developed symptoms

Symptoms:

Fever – Cough – Shortness of Breath

What can you do to limit risk factors for yourself and others?

  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw that tissue away
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean & disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap & water or alcohol bases sanitizer at least 20-seconds

What to do if you suspect you have Coronavirus?

  • Isolate yourself from other people and animals
  • Call your doctor or the hospital
  • Do NOT go to seek medical treatment without notifying them first
  • If you can, wear a mask when you do leave home seeking treatment

When you arrive for care:

 

  • try to stay a safe distance from that person and
  • tell them you believe you may have been infected with Coronavirus
  • You will be placed in an area away from other patients to allow screening right away

 

We are thrilled to announce that your Wellness Center will reopen on Monday May 25th. All memberships will resume at the time of your first visit. All memberships will be extended the exact number of days we have been closed. When you return to the facility please stop by our front desk to speak with a member service representative to assist you with your payment details.

While we were closed we completed numerous improvements to the facility, including repainting of the parking lines, renovation of the men’s shower area, ensured all equipment is in working order, and cleaned and re-striped our indoor walking track. In addition to all of these improvements we also updated our membership software. With the new installation of our software all members will be asked upon their initial visit to update their membership contract. This contract will include an annual enhancement fee of $25. The purpose of this fee is to build a capital fund to purchase equipment or otherwise enhance the facility, based on member feedback. East Jefferson General Hospital will match the capital raised by the Wellness Center annually to further improve the facility…(click here to read more)

Community Donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Assisting in the Coronavirus Fight

Many in our community have reached out asking how they can create and donate masks and/or hospital gowns to EJGH. We are happy to accept your donation, sterilize the donated masks and/or hospital gowns and use them in appropriate settings.

In keeping with Parish and State “Distancing” guidelines, we ask that you pull up to the front circular entrance of the Hospital, call 504-503-6278, and let the caller know the color and make of your vehicle. You will remain in your car and a masked EJGH team member will come retrieve the masks and/or hospital gowns. Donations are being accepted Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Together, we will overcome this, and all crisis’.

 

Community Assistance Requested

EJGH is seeking volunteers and a space adequate for an assembly line to convert plastic material we have into Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Volunteers need only be able to follow a pattern. To volunteer your time or a space, email Beth Lacoste at blacoste@ejgh.org.

Thank you.

 

Many in our region have asked how to donate food to EJGH.

Please email us the details:

  • “What you wish to donate.”

  • “When you wish to have it delivered”, and we will work with you to ensure your donation is handled properly and safely.

Email us at fooddonations@ejgh.org or call us at 504-503-5467.

 

Thank you. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our community.

Dr. Waguespack on WWL-TV Talking about how Jesuit high school is contributing to our fight against the Coronavirus.

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