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Emergency Care

Fast, Expert Emergency Services in Metairie

East Jefferson General Hospital’s Emergency Department offers comprehensive and dependable emergency services with a commitment to quality care, comfort, efficiency, and safety – even during the toughest, most urgent cases in our emergency room.

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Our Emergency Department is here to serve you during the most urgent of cases with convenient, quality diagnosticians and superior emergency management.

Our secret is out! A big something extra is coming soon to our emergency room! Our facility currently encompasses 18 private rooms, and 33 beds total, but we are expanding and renovating in order to bring you the best possible care.

Going to the emergency room is hard enough. We know you don’t want to worry about having to communicate everything with your doctor. That’s why we have Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) which allows doctors to automatically update patient charts, collaborate with other physicians, and immediately notify nurses of any changes in treatment course.

Established in 1979, our Emergency Medical Service team provides 24-hour-a-day service throughout our primary service area, including Metairie, The North Shore, New Orleans, Kenner, and Harahan. To everyone in our emergency room, Metairie, LA is home, and each patient is our neighbor. Our doctors and staff are completely dedicated to each critical condition patient and aim to provide emergency care as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Reducing wait times – Geaux Zone

Changing the way many perceive a trip to the emergency room, our Geaux Zone allows patients who have been triaged with having minor ailments (and not needing to be placed in a bed or on a monitor) to be treated and released more quickly and efficiently while allowing more resources to be available to the seriously ill or injured.

Caring for our community

Through our partnership with Delgado Community College, emerging EMT specialists and paramedics learn alongside the best medical staff in the region, creating a community service renowned for its professionalism, expediency, and skill. East Jefferson General Hospital’s emergency medical technicians and paramedics answer nearly 40,000 calls per year with an average response time of five to six minutes. Emergency Medical Service units are strategically placed throughout the service area to reduce response time.

In addition, East Jefferson’s Emergency Medical Service has led the way in our area by introducing 12-lead EKG capabilities to our ambulances in 1990. The latest version of this technology is now installed in all East Jefferson ambulances and allows our team to respond to an emergency, to perform a 12-lead EKG in the field, and instantly send a diagnostic quality test result to the hospital.

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