EJGH RANKED NO. 1 IN OVERALL HOSPITAL CARE FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR; HONORED BY CARECHEX AND HEALTHGRADES
October 24, 2017
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Oct. 23, 2017
METAIRIE, La. – East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) for the third consecutive year has been rated No. 1 in overall hospital care as well as patient safety and overall medical care in Louisiana, garnering it’s highest possible ranking, a “check plus plus” status, by the 2018 CareChex quality rating system.
The No. 1 hospital in the state of Louisiana also garnered high-marks from Healthgrades, a nation-wide provider of patient safety data, which awarded EJGH with the Stroke Care Excellence Award and Neurosciences Excellence Award, noting the hospital’s superior outcomes in those categories.
“To be named number one in the state once is outstanding, but to do it for a third straight term highlights our commitment to our patients,” said EJGH President and CEO Gerald Parton. “Our dedication to excellent medical outcomes and patient safety remains our top priority; these latest quality rankings confirm our standing in the healthcare industry.”
Also for the third consecutive year, EJGH has improved its CareChex national standings, leaping up to No. 10 in the country in the overall hospital care category.
The overall hospital care quality rating is measured based upon six core values made up of mortality rate, complications, patient quality, core process, patient safety and patient satisfaction. The hospital was also named No. 1 in Louisiana for gastrointestinal care, general surgery, pulmonary care and stroke care, according to the CareChex medical excellence award summary.
CareChex is an information service of Quantros, Inc. CareChex provides 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.
According to Healthgrades, the majority of patients who receive their care at EJGH are likely to recommend the hospital to fellow patients. East Jefferson General Hospital also rated as expected, or better than expected, in all 13 safety indicators.
Healthgrades is an independent rating entity dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers.
For more information on the outstanding quality of care delivered at East Jefferson General Hospital, visit EJGH.org.
About East Jefferson General Hospital
East Jefferson General Hospital opened in 1971 as a 250-bed facility with almost 250 physicians serving the newly burgeoning suburbs of Jefferson Parish. Today, EJGH stands as a state-of-the-art healthcare system providing inpatient and outpatient care, and a wide array of specialty and preventative services.
A publicly owned, not for profit community hospital, EJGH is Louisiana’s first Nurse Magnet hospital and nationally recognized for clinical quality and patient safety. Its patients are served by almost 3,000 team members and over 600 physicians on its medical staff, with a broad primary care network throughout the metropolitan New Orleans region. Visit www.ejgh.org for more information on our accreditations and services.