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TGMC December Employee of the Month

12/18/2014

Julia Bourg, RN, has been named theTerrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) December Employee of the Month. Bourgis a registered nurse and a certified lactation consultant in TGMC’sstate-of-the-art Women’s Health Center, which was recently internationally recognizedwith top honors as a designated Baby Friendly USA facility.

In an effort to recognize outstandingemployees, TGMC names an employee of the month each month. Our employees of themonth show an outstanding constant commitment to the wellbeing of our patients,staff and extended families, and through their participation in the personaljourneys they have with them. The employee of the month also makes it apriority to live out the TGMC mission of providing exceptional healthcare withcompassion.

Julia is a hard working, dedicated and humblemember of the TGMC team. Over the past two years, she led a major changeinitiative resulting in TGMC becoming one of the first Baby Friendly designatedhospitals in the state. These efforts have drastically changed the culture ofthe Women’s Health Center, the hospital and the community. Julia’s work towardthis prestigious designation led to TGMC being accepted to the Best-FedBeginnings project, which collaborates with state and national groups to leadhospitals along the path to become Baby Friendly. She also played a huge rolein implementing immediate skin-to-skin contact between mothers and their babiesas well as a new rooming-in policy, keeping families together throughout theirstay.

“I am very honored, humbled, and grateful forbeing named employee of the month,” Bourg said. “It feels amazing to be honoredjust for doing what I love to do every day. It’s a beautiful thing when acareer and a passion come together!”

TGMC’s Women’s Health Center leads the regionwith its new Baby Friendly designation, cutting-edge Level III NeonatalIntensive Care Unit (NICU), obstetrics and gynecological care, and itscomprehensive women’s imaging and breast center. The center features allprivate rooms, as well as surgical suites for same day surgeries andprocedures. The center was developed after extensive research and site visitsthroughout the country at similar women’s healthcare facilities. Overall, theTGMC Women’s Health Center is one of the most efficient and comfortable facilitiesof its kind while offering patients a quiet, peaceful environment.

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