Latest Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Stories

2014-09-30 23:24:35

West Jefferson Hospital Foundation will be hosting the 5th Annual West Jeff Family Fest, scheduled October 10-11. All proceeds will benefit the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center, the only facility among New Orleans hospitals and medical facilities on the West Bank to provide radiation therapy. Marrero, LA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Residents of Jefferson Parish and the surrounding New Orleans metropolitan community are welcome to attend the 5th Annual West Jeff Family Fest,...

2013-09-17 23:02:42

Volunteers and Partner Family Help Build Home in New Orleans East New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) partnered with staff volunteers from East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) to help build a new home for the Perique Family in New Orleans East. More than 30 employees of EJGH were on hand to help build the home despite the late summer heat. Jeremy and his fiancé, Ariel, are the parents of two young girls. "I was endeared...

2013-05-07 23:31:55

On May 9th, an informative event about stroke prevention will be held at West Jefferson Medical´s stroke center. New Orleans area residents are welcome to attend and learn more about identifying warning signs. Marrero, LA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 This May, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) will host Stroke Awareness Day in observance of National Stroke Awareness Month. This informative event will be held May 9, from 7 to 10 a.m. and again from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at WJMC, the stroke center...

2012-07-24 23:00:08

A new feature in Intrigma´s cloud hospital scheduling software will be introduced starting this month. The feature, called the Patient Volume Planner, allows matching clinical staff productivity to expected patient volumes thereby increasing patient throughput. Stony Brook, N.Y (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 Intrigma Inc., a leader in cloud scheduling software for hospitals, announced that its new Patient Volume Planner tool is now in use by the Department of Emergency Medicine at Ochsner...

2011-06-29 14:58:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ochsner Health System has signed an agreement with Philips VISICU to implement its state-of-the-art eICU Program to enhance critical care -- a program that has been proven to reduce complications, shorten hospital length of stay and save lives. As the only healthcare provider in Louisiana with the eICU( )Program, Ochsner will serve as a statewide resource to community and rural hospitals which can benefit from expanded critical care staffing and...

2011-05-16 12:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jefferson Parish today awarded Cadence first place and a $30,000.00 prize for its proposed design for the West Esplanade Drainage Canal. Cadence, a full-service planning and landscape architecture firm currently working on a number of projects in Louisiana, Florida and the Bahamas, bested 17 other design firms from around the country in its plan to convert the canal into a usable green space. The 2.4 mile long stretch in Jefferson Parish is...

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