Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC), nationally recognized healthcare organization, celebratedTeam Terrebonne donating over 2,000 volunteer hours of community service at their annual luncheon. Team Terrebonne is formed of TGMC employees committed to giving back to our community by volunteering their time to partner with civic and non-profit organizations in the region. The program, which began in 2007, has provided volunteers to 147 events and logged 8,072 volunteer hours. Team Terrebonne has a volunteer roster of 572 TGMC employees that continues to grow each year.
In 2014, Team Terrebonne participated in 36 events acquiring 2,401 hours of volunteer service. That is over 800 more hours than in 2013. Not only are volunteer hours increasing, but the demand for Team Terrebonne volunteers at events has increased with 12 new events added to the schedule in 2014 and the 2015 schedule continues to grow. Team Terrebonne partners with TGMC’sHealthy Lifestyle Center at events that promote health and wellness in our community. As a community partner, the dedicated volunteers support a variety of local organizations and schools in the community including, The United Way, AmericanHeart Association, Cooper Life Fund, Bayou Region Habitat for Humanity, AmericanCancer Society, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC, The Foundation forTGMC, Terrebonne parish schools, and the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency,just to name a few.
The annual Team Terrebonne Luncheon recognizes all volunteers and top volunteers with the most service hours going above and beyond serving our community. Top volunteers for 2014 are; Ian Ballantyne,Percy Mosely, Joseph Plunket, Bryon Price, Donna Price, Vicky Grey, Linda Savoie, Bessie Burton, Mary Fanguy and Pamela Besson. For the second year in a row, John Sonnier was named the top volunteer with 75.5 hours of service. The department with the highest combined hours of service was also recognized at the luncheon. Patient Financial Services was awarded a certificate for completing 239.5 hours of service.
“The most valuable gift you can give is your time and our dedicated members of Team Terrebonne continue to devote countless hours to health services in giving back to our community year after year,” said Phyllis Peoples, President and CEO ofTGMC. “We are honored to be able to partner with our community for so many events and appreciate our employees who give so selflessly of themselves to improve the health of our community and make Houma the best place to live, work and raise a family.”
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