New East Jefferson General Hospital Partnership to Provide Additional Emergency Service in Community in 2017-2018

East Jefferson, LA (May 13, 2106) – East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) is pleased to announce it is partnering with Excel Med Alliance to open two new freestanding Emergency Departments (ED) in 2017-2018. These new facilities will provide ease of access to quality emergency care to the community.

The first ED is slated to open mid-2017 and will be located at the corner of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Clearview Parkway in Metairie. The second location will open in Kenner in 2018.

At a freestanding ED, patients are seen by emergency physicians minutes after walking through the door, providing fast, comprehensive emergency care and treatment, resulting in improved patient satisfaction.

“These will be fully functional emergency departments, staffed 24/7 by an experienced, highly qualified staff, led by board-certified emergency medicine physicians,” notes Dr. Mark Peters, President and CEO of EJGH. “Focusing on creating new care access points for the community is part of East Jefferson’s efforts to bring quality care closer to our patients.”

About East Jefferson General Hospital

East Jefferson General Hospital is a publicly-owned, not-for-profit community hospital located in Metairie, Louisiana. 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 Louisiana’s only four-time designated Nurse Magnet hospital. For more information on East Jefferson General Hospital, visit online at www.ejgh.org.

About Excel Med Alliance, LLC

Excel Med Alliance (EMA), founded by physicians, is the culmination of expertise from both the hospital-based and free-standing emergency medicine environments. Led by physicians John DiPasquale and Nick McLain, EMA is committed to high quality emergency care while providing the best overall experience for patients.  EMA affiliates are Leading Edge Medical Associates and Excel ER, where you can visit online at lema-em.com or excel24er.com.