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About East Jefferson General Hospital

Our Family is Here for Your Family

Caring for each other like family means doing a little extra to make people feel at home. That’s the NOLA way—and it’s our way, too.

For over 50 years, East Jefferson General Hospital has been deeply rooted in Metairie. Treating our community like family is the only way we know. We’ve been sharing the love with our community since our opening on Valentine’s Day in 1971 through our commitment to one-of-a-kind care for everybody, from head to toe. Frequently recognized with national accolades, we’re proud to be East Jefferson Parish’s go-to hospital for health and wellness.

Every day, we are building the hospital and healthcare model you want for you and your family. You don’t want to be just another number. You want your care and your time to be taken seriously and for it to be done in a caring, personalized manner. Welcome to East Jefferson General Hospital, the region’s only 4-Star Hospital.

Centralized scheduling

Through Central Scheduling, you have free access to practically everything East Jefferson General Hospital offers. With one call you can register for classes or seminars, join a support group, schedule an appointment for diagnostic tests, or find the perfect physician who meets your medical needs, location, and insurance plan. These efficient, polite ambassadors are here to help you find exactly what you need, when you need it. Call 504.503.4000.

East Jefferson Imaging Center: off-campus

Radiology services at East Jefferson General Hospital have long set the standard in our region for both advanced technology but also Radiologists who sub-specialize in particular anatomies/diseases so that the doctor reading your test has had special training, and more experience in detecting, or eliminating specific ailments. Then with the addition of East Jefferson Imaging Center (EJIC), on Clearview Parkway near Veterans Memorial Blvd., we gave you greater convenience than ever before. Now, with close, onsite parking, you can receive your state-of-the-art MRI, CT, Ultrasound, or X-ray quickly and easily without sacrificing the quality you are used to.

MD Save – making high-quality healthcare affordable

Helping to make high-quality healthcare as accessible and affordable as possible is something East Jefferson General Hospital has always made a priority. We have always had our “Patient Financial Services Department” here to help then in 2018 when we launched “MD Save” it proved to be a tremendous asset to many in our community. In providing transparent, cash pricing on hundreds of tests, and/or procedures, our goal is to provide the most options possible so you can access the care you and your family needs. For many with high deductibles, this cash option is a better choice.

Our history

Serving Jefferson Parish

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. The Jefferson Parish Council passed an ordinance creating a hospital service district on the East Bank and a bond issue was put before residents. Once the bond issue passed in November of 1965, officials planned and broke ground on 20 acres of undeveloped land that would become East Jefferson General Hospital.

Doors open in 1971

On February 14, 1971, the hospital opened its doors with 250 beds and 250 physicians. Today, East Jefferson General Hospital has 420 beds and over 650 physicians. With over 3,000 team members, the hospital is one of the largest employers in the parish.

1970s-2000s – three decades of expansion & innovation

East Jefferson General Hospital, through the generosity of our Foundation and its supporters, has grown over the past three decades to become a medical landmark with the addition of medical office buildings, the Yenni Treatment Center 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 and the East Jefferson Imaging Center, were added to the hospital's outreach.

2002 – first nurse magnet hospital designation

In 2002, East Jefferson General Hospital became Louisiana's first Nurse Magnet Hospital and in 2006, the first in the state to earn reaccreditation; EJGH is currently the only hospital in Louisiana to earn Magnet Designation four times. 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.

Today – invested in our community

East Jefferson General Hospital has grown with the East Bank community, offering the clinical expertise and healthcare with heart that our community expects and deserves. East Jefferson General Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Today, our hospital is proud to be partnered with the LCMC Health system. And together, we are making every day extraordinary. From the big celebrations to the little touches, we’re on a mission to bring a little more magic to healthcare each day – and with the highest quality, safest policies, and best bedside manner out there, there’s plenty to go around.

Where extraordinary comes together.

East Jefferson General Hospital’s enduring legacy of expert community care and treating patients like people. LCMC Health’s mission of putting more heart into healthcare. When you bring them together, it creates something extraordinary. A better healthcare experience for everyone in the East Bank. One built on a foundation of bringing expert care close to home. One that treats every patient with compassion and respect. One that builds on a heritage of leading community care with the best resources, support, and services possible. Together with LCMC Health, we’re providing a new level of care. Where heart and soul come together. Where community and compassion come together. Where extraordinary comes together.

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