East Jefferson General Hospital has been named one of just 45 hospitals from across the United States with the lowest 30-day heart failure readmission rates according to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
CMS, the federal government’s healthcare administration agency, collected readmission rates in heart failure patients over a three-year period at healthcare institutions across the United States.
On average, the national readmission rate is at 21.9 percent. East Jefferson General Hospital holds a rate of 18.4 percent, the 35th best mark in the country.
EJGH is the only hospital in the state of Louisiana to be named in the list.