East Jefferson General Hospital has been rated No. 1 medical excellence and patient safety for overall hospital care in the state of Louisiana, garnering “check-plus plus” status by the CareChex quality rating system and putting it atop the yearly rankings on Monday afternoon.

METAIRIE, La. (PRWEB) October 28, 2015

East Jefferson General Hospital has been rated No. 1 medical excellence and patient safety for overall hospital care in the state of Louisiana, garnering “check-plus plus” status by the CareChex quality rating system and putting it atop the yearly rankings on Monday afternoon.

“This is a tremendous honor for all of our team members and physicians at East Jefferson General Hospital,” said Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. “It is a testament to the teamwork and dedication put forth by our physicians and staff on a daily basis and in every facet of care. This honor comes as no surprise to me, but it is one that I think our entire team deserves and I cannot thank them enough for what they do every day to make East Jefferson a great place for our patients.”

CareChex is one of the nation's largest privately-held healthcare information services companies, providing clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.

Full 2016 CareChex Rankings:
#1 in Louisiana!
East Jefferson General Hospital
Medical Excellence-Overall Hospital Care,
Medical Excellence- Cardiac Care
Patient Safety- Overall Hospital Care

CareChex, a division of COMPARION, is an independent hospital rating service who bases their 2016 rankings on hospital data regarding safety and outcomes.

Medical Excellence - #1 in Louisiana
Overall Hospital Care
Cardiac Care

Medical Excellence- #1 in Market
Overall Hospital Care
Overall Surgical Care
Cardiac Care
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Heart Attack Treatment
Heart Failure Treatment
Major Bowel Procedures

Medical Excellence- Top 10% in America
Overall Hospital Care
Overall Medical Care
Overall Surgical Care
Cancer Care
Cardiac Care
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
General Surgery
Heart Failure Treatment
Vascular Surgery
Women’s Health

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Medical Excellence- Top 100 Hospitals in America
Overall Hospital Care
Cancer Care
Gastrointestinal Hemmorhage
General Surgery
Heart Failure Treatment
Vascular Surgery

Patient Safety- #1 in Louisiana
Overall Hospital Care

Patient Safety- #1 in Market
Overall Hospital Care
Overall Medical Care
Overall Surgical Care
Cardiac Care
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
General Surgery
Joint Replacement
Women’s Health

Patient Safety- Top 10% in America
Overall Hospital Care
Overall Medical Care
Overall Surgical Care
Cancer Care
Cardiac Care
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
General Surgery
Joint Replacement
Major Bowel Procedures
Vascular Surgery

Patient Safety- Top 100 Hospitals in America
Overall Hospital Care
Overall Surgical Care
Cancer Care
Vascular Surgery

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

Contact:    Brandon Scardigli, EJGH Public Information Officer
    bjscardigli(at)ejgh(dot)org    Office: 504-503-7110    Cell: 504-339-4279

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