In the late 1960s, community leaders saw the need for a healthcare facility to serve the burgeoning population of the East Bank of Jefferson Parish and subsequently officials broke ground on 20 acres of undeveloped swampland that would become East Jefferson General Hospital. On February 14, 1971, the hospital opened its doors with 250 beds and 250 physicians.
Over the past three decades, East Jefferson General Hospital has grown with the East Bank community, offering the clinical expertise and cutting edge technology that our community expects and deserves. Today, East Jefferson General Hospital is a medical landmark that encompasses 450 beds and more than 700 physicians. 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 includes the Yenni Pavilion for outpatient cancer treatment, the Domino Pavilion, which houses Same Day Surgery, outpatient laboratory and outpatient radiology services, and the Wellness Center, a 38,000 square foot, state-of-the-art fitness facility.
East Jefferson General Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. In 2002, East Jefferson General Hospital was honored as Louisiana’s first Nurse Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This award is given to hospitals that demonstrate excellence in patient care and provide a superior environment for professional nurses.
Continuing its tradition of evolving with the needs of the patients that it serves and continually improving the quality of care provided to its patients, East Jefferson General Hospital has engaged in collaborative efforts with the Gulf South Quality Network, L.L.C. to develop and operate a clinically integrated physician network in the Gulf South region. East Jefferson General Hospital recognizes that the most effective care is care that is coordinated between the inpatient, outpatient, and physician office settings. East Jefferson General Hospital firmly believes that collaborating with a clinically integrated physician network will complement and amplify its ongoing efforts to ensure that the best care is available to the members of its community.
East Jefferson General Hospital is your community hospital. As they have been for more than 30 years, if you need them, they’ll be here.