Proudly, Terrebonne General Medical Center is the recipient of several grants, which assist the hospital in a variety of ways. Various departments develop project ideas that they would like to implement and have costs associated with them. These costs involved with implementing a project can range from assisting new parents or to improve outcomes in Diagnostic Imaging. Grant funding provides resources for specific projects for various departments, and enables TGMC to accomplish goals that might otherwise be out of reach.
TGMC has received grant funding from the following organizations:
Bayou Region Affiliate, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The monies go toward breast cancer education, support and financial assistance projects which uses funding to assist with educational outreach, support groups, Cancer Survivor’s Day, Camp Bluebird, and patient financial assistance needs related to treatment.
Cooper Life Fund
The monies provide medical and social care to the infants and families of infants admitted to the TGMC-NICU after being born with serious medical conditions.
Funding received from Entergy Louisiana will be used to provide services for the Hands on Parenting Program (HOP) of Steps to Success at TGMC. HOP consists of four educational support groups which meet on a weekly basis at local Adult Education Centers in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.
Louisiana Breast Cancer Task Force
The monies go toward prevention, intervention & support projects which provide education, financial assistance and support to breast cancer patients.
Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund
Steps to Success: Hands on Parenting Program (HOP) which consists of four educational support groups which meet on a weekly basis at local Adult Education Centers in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. These group sessions are facilitated by a Parent Group Facilitator, who serves as a guide for the group meeting, as well as a role model of peer support. Childcare is provided at the Adult Education Centers. The goal of the HOP Program is to provide program participants with the opportunity to enhance their parenting knowledge and increase their feelings of parent support.
Sam’s Club Foundation
The monies go to Terrebonne General Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Department to enable the Recreational Therapist to assist patients with recovery.
The monies provide an educational grant for a Continuing Medical Education program on the topic of Y-90 Readioembolization for Hepatic Malignancies.
The Greater New Orleans Foundation – Impact 2010 Program
A $20,000 grant was received to implement the Search Your Heart project. Search Your Heart is a community-based education program designed to lead participants to obtain knowledge which will help them reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke.
Andre Toce Sr. Family Foundation, of Broussard Louisiana
Provided $300 in funding for Terrebonne’s Camp Bluebird, a 3-day, 2-night adult cancer camp held annually each October. Funds are used to implement activities that occur throughout the 3-day camp, including building bird houses, art therapy, scrapbooking, and others. Camp Bluebird offers a secure and professionally supervised environment for cancer survivors to experience a fun-filled, relaxing and healing time.