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Every year, roughly half a million Americans decide to undergo joint replacement surgery to treat their chronic pain. Though surgery may not completely cure your pain and may not be possible if you have multiple medical conditions, it can be an excellent way to improve your mobility and quality of life.

We are recognized as a Blue Distinction Centers-Plus for Knee and Hip Replacement, providing comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services, including total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgeries. The orthopedic team at East Jefferson General Hospital features surgeons, therapists, nurses, and professionals who are all dedicated to providing the very best care to every patient, every time.

You may want to consider joint replacement surgery if you:

  • Have been seriously impacted by severe joint pain or stiffness
  • Are in good health other than your joint pain
  • Can commit to maintaining a rehabilitative regimen
  • Are seeking improved comfort and function rather than a complete cure

For more information, call 504.503.7000.

EJGH is proud to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMs)’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model.

Hip and knee replacements are common inpatient and outpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries and can require lengthy recovery and rehabilitation periods.

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model aims to improve the care experience for the many and growing numbers of Medicare beneficiaries who receive joint replacements, making the patient’s successful surgery and recovery a top priority for the health care system.

Patients can benefit from their hospitals and other health care providers (e.g., physicians, home health agencies, and nursing facilities) working together more closely to coordinate their care. Coordination of care leads to better outcomes, a better experience, and fewer complications, such as preventable readmissions, infections, or prolonged rehabilitation and recovery.

The following list includes health care providers that have established a sharing agreement with East Jefferson General Hospital in order to share in financial rewards and/or losses in the CJR model:

Collaborator Name:

Collaborator Address:

Start Date of Sharing Arrangement with
CJR Participant Hospital:

Jeffery Sketchler, M.D.
3939 Houma Blvd. Ste 21
Metairie, LA 70006

Warren Bourgeois, M.D.

3939 Houma Blvd. Ste 18 Metairie, LA 70006



CJR Collaborator Selection Criteria:

Qualifications of Collaborators: To be eligible to participate as a Participating Physician in the CJR Program at Hospital, the physician must:

  1. Possess a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Louisiana.
  2. Be a credentialed member of Hospital's medical staff (i.e., meet all the requirements and certifications included in the medical staff bylaws) and maintain a clinical practice office in or around Metairie, Louisiana.
  3. Be eligible to participate in the Medicare program.
  4. Be insured against professional liability at a level not less than the level of coverage required by Hospital's medical staff bylaws.
  5. Have contact with at least 5% of his or her patients treated under MS-DRG 469 and 470 at Hospital.
  6. Agree to sign a bundled payment program contract that will include parameters and metrics related to quality, care provision and savings payment triggers appropriate for the services provided.
  7. Have met the quality metrics for the performance year with respect to the LEJR Procedures performed.

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