EJGH Reaches Partnership Agreement
October 10, 2017
|EJGH REACHES PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT|
|After being contacted by a number of healthcare providers, the Board of Directors of East Jefferson General Hospital has accepted a Letter of Intent (LOI) to lease the publicly-owned community hospital to University Healthcare System, L.C. – a partnership between HCA Healthcare and Tulane University.
"This is our first step in securing the long-term legacy of East Jefferson General Hospital. We are ensuring that our history of clinical excellence, as well as patient choice in healthcare, remains intact,” stated W. Henry Shane, Jr., chairman of the East Jefferson General Hospital Board of Directors.
The parties now enter into a period of due diligence as required by sound management and accounting practices, with a Definitive Lease Agreement expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2018, with final approval by a vote of the Jefferson Parish Council.
All parties respect the need for confidentiality during this process.
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.