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Community Sports Institute Continues to Improve Community Wellness

03/06/2015

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC),nationally recognized healthcare organization, continues to strengthen the health of our community through education, prevention and promotion of wellness and healthcare services. TGMC’s state-of- the art Healthy Lifestyle Center’s Community Sports Institute held a training session to educate St. Matthew’s faculty on CardiopulmonaryResuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Basic First Aid and concussion awareness.

This informative training session is part of TGMC‘sCommunity Sports Institute program to impact future generations through the promotion of healthcare education and disease prevention, along with athletic injury prevention and post care. This imperative program supports teachers in educating students on healthy strategies, allowing students to gain exposure to healthcare experts, while supporting the coaches and athletes in medical assistance and proper techniques needed to prevent injuries while on the field. The St. Matthew’s staff was trained on CPR,AED certification, basic first aid, Heimlich maneuver, diet and nutrition, and concussions.

Since its inception in January of 2014, TGMCCommunity Sports Institute has reached over 60 area schools, over 23,000 students and concussion tested over 2,000 student athletes in the Terrebonne parish school system. TGMC is a proud community partner with the school system,recreational department, and all athletes to educate the faculty and students who are the future leaders of our community.

“TGMC is proud to promote healthier lifestyles to all ages of our community. Taking steps to educate our young students is just one of the ways that we encourage an overall healthier approach to life,”said Phyllis Peoples, President and CEO of TGMC. “Setting the example early in life can lead to better health and wellness throughout life and TGMC continues to be a committed community partner in this effort.”

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