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TGMC Wins Statewide Weight Loss Challenge

06/11/2014

Geaux Lite Louisiana, the statewidehospital weight loss challenge to fight obesity in our state, recentlyannounced Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC)’s team lost the most weightduring the 6-month competition, losing more than 1,900 pounds collectively.

Geaux Lite Louisiana is an initiative created by the Louisiana HospitalAssociation and its member hospitals to address the statewide challenge withobesity. This 6-month competition lasted from October 2013 through April 2014,in which hospital teams of staff, family members, individuals and CommunityPartners competed to get healthier.

In additionto the team award, the Grand Prize for Male by Percent of Body Weight Lostwent to TGMC team member Gerald Lebouef. Lebouef lost an incredible 113 pounds witha combination of meal planning, lifestyle changes, and coaching through thehospital-monitored weight management program.

 There wereonly four grand prize winners in the state, including Lebouef, and eachreceived a $1,000 VISA gift card, a shirt and an invitation to the Geaux LiteLouisiana Celebration held on May 12. Each hospital team also had a localwinner, who received a $500 VISA gift card, a shirt and an invitation to theGeaux Lite Louisiana Celebration.  The local winner for the TGMC team wasDarrel Solet with a weight loss of 102 pounds.  He also took part in thehospital’s weight management program.

There are only four grand prize winners in the state, including Lebouef,and each received a $1,000 VISA gift card, a shirt and an invitation to theGeaux Lite Louisiana Celebration held on May 12. Each hospital team also had alocal winner, who received a $500 VISA gift card, a shirt and an invitation tothe Geaux Lite Louisiana Celebration.

“We could not be more proud of TGMC’s success in partnering with ourcommunity in the Geaux Lite initiative,” said Phyllis Peoples, President andCEO of TGMC. “Obesity is an epidemic, and this competition truly engaged ourcommunity to make healthy lifestyle changes, which in turn will bolster theoverall health of our region far into the future.” 

TGMC will recognize the Geaux Lite team leader,Jennifer Lodrigue, team and individual top winners with a special ceremony atthe hospital.

For more information about the Geaux LiteLouisiana Statewide Hospital Weight Loss Challenge visit  www.Facebook.com/GeauxLiteand follow Geaux Lite on Twitter @GeauxLite

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