Opening on Valentine?s Day, 1971, East Jefferson General Hospital started as a 250-bed facility with almost 250 physicians serving the newly burgeoning suburbs of Jefferson Parish. From the beginning, the hospital was to be a not-for-profit community hospital with a board of directors comprised of representatives from the community?s financial, educational, civic, and business community. Today, EJGH stands as a state-of-the-art hospital with more than 450 beds. Still a community hospital with a board comprised of representatives throughout the community, our patients are served by a staff of more than 3,000 team members and more than 700 physicians.
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Honored as a five-star hospital by Healthgrades in the areas of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services, EJGH was recognized as Best in Louisiana for Cardiac Surgery, Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery, as well as the Top 5 in Louisiana in Pulmonary Services.
EJGH received the Bronze Star Award from the American Heart Association in 2007 for its successful treatment of heart failure patients.
In 2002, EJGH became the first hospital in Louisiana to earn the prestigious Magnet Status for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 2006, EJGH was one of only a handful of hospitals able to raise their standards high enough to earn the distinction of being renewed as a Nurse Magnet Hospital.
| East Jefferson General has grown over the past three decades to become a medical landmark with the addition of medical office buildings, the Yenni Pavilion 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, was added to the hospital's main campus.
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.
In 2002, East Jefferson General became Louisiana's first Nurse Magnet Hospital. 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.
Primary services offered by East Jefferson General include Cardiovascular, Rehabilitative, Oncology and Woman & Child Services. As the population has grown and technology has advanced, the hospital has expanded its offerings to include extensive outpatient services and specialized diagnostic procedures. Today's patients have the advantage of the latest diagnostic technology, including PET Fusion imaging, endoscopic ultrasound and calcium scoring.
East Jefferson General Hospital continues to evolve with the changing needs of those it serves. We are your community hospital. As we have for more than 30 years, if you need us, we'll be here.