Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC), celebrated Team Terrebonne donating over 3,000 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 198 events and logged 11,268 volunteer hours. Team Terrebonne has a volunteer roster of over 600 TGMC employees that continues to grow each year.
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 2015 are; Tracy Knight, Bessie Burton, Zane Plunkett, Joseph Plunkett, Victoria Grey, John Sonnier, Byron Price, Mary Fanguy, and Donna Price. Linda Savoie was named top volunteer with a record breaking 118.5 hours of service and participating in 33 events. The department with the highest combined hours of service was also recognized at the luncheon. Surgery received an award for completing 232.5 hours of service.
In 2015, Team Terrebonne participated in 51 events acquiring 3,181 hours of volunteer service, which was 780 more hours than in 2014. Not only are volunteer hours increasing, but the demand for Team Terrebonne volunteers at events has increased with 15 new events added to the schedule in 2015 and the 2016 schedule continues to grow. Team Terrebonne partners with TGMC’s Healthy 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, American Heart Association, Cooper Life Fund, Bayou Region Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC, The Foundation for TGMC, Terrebonne parish schools, the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, and many more.
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