Metairie, La. (PRWEB) December 08, 2015
With a compilation of 13 five star ratings in various categories from Healthgrades, one of the leading evaluators of healthcare institutions, East Jefferson General Hospital outpaced all other New Orleans area hospitals according to the company’s most recent reports.
Healthgrades analyzes patient outcomes for virtually every hospital in the country in an effort to provide patients with an accessible and transparent rating system for healthcare providers. A five star rating in a category translates into a better than expected outcome for a patient in a given area.
EJGH received five star ratings in one category of cardiac, orthopedic and neuroscience care, two categories of pulmonary care and four categories of critical and gastrointestinal care.
Along with the five star accolades, EJGH also received a pair of Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards with the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery and the Gastrointestinal Care Excellence awards, both for the third consecutive year.
Specialty Excellence Awards recognize hospitals for their superior clinical performance and patient outcomes based the ratings of one or more medical conditions or procedures in a specialty area.
Hospitals receiving awards represent the top 10 percent of the nation's full service hospitals and provide consistent high-quality care in specific care areas, such as cardiac, orthopedic and critical care.
About East Jefferson General Hospital
East Jefferson General Hospital is a publicly-owned, not-for-profit community hospital. This service district hospital, formed in 1965, receives no tax support from Jefferson Parish. The 420-bed hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is Louisiana's first Nurse Magnet hospital. For more information on East Jefferson General Hospital, visit online at http://www.ejgh.org
Contact: Brandon Scardigli, EJGH Public Information Officer