Metairie, La. (PRWEB) December 18, 2015
The team members of East Jefferson General Hospital gathered together on Friday morning to celebrate its recent outstanding accomplishments during a special ceremony held in the hospital’s atrium.
EJGH President and CEO Dr. Mark Peters was on hand to receive a proclamation from Jefferson Parish Sherriff Newell Normand, recognizing EJGH as the No. 1 hospital in the state of Louisiana according to a recent CareChex study.
“East Jefferson General Hospital is the best in the state of Louisiana,” said Dr. Peters. “We take pride in that and it is proof that when we are committed to excellence, we can achieve great things. Our bar is set higher than ever before and we look forward to an even better 2016.”
Ruby Brewer, EJGH Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, was also in attendance as Normand presented the hospital the Joint Commission Award, which named EJGH as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.
The event was the culmination of a break-out year for East Jefferson General Hospital, which consistently ranked amongst the nation’s top hospitals in numerous independent healthcare organization studies.
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
Brandon Scardigli, EJGH Public Information Officer
bjscardigli(at)ejgh(dot)org Office: 504-503-7110 Cell: 504-339-4279