K. Gerald Haydel, Sr., M.D., Honored Recipient of TGMC Golden Stethoscope Award


Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) announced K. Gerald Haydel, Sr., M.D., as the recipient of the Golden Stethoscope Award.

The prestigious Golden Stethoscope Award is designed to publicly recognize a TGMC physician for his or her exceptional level of professionalism, integrity and teamwork in caring for patients and families, as well as interacting with hospital staff members and other physicians. The program asks for nominations from physicians, employees, patients, and volunteers, and recognizes two physicians a year.

“It is a privilege to announce Dr. Gerry Haydel as a recipient of the Golden Stethoscope Award. For over 50 years, he has provided outstanding care to well over a hundred thousand patients,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO. “Dr. Gerry Haydel’s commitment to his patients and his practice has led to generations of family members trusting him for their healthcare needs. He is a valued member of the TGMC family and it is an honor to present him with this recognition. ”

Over the many years of his practice, Dr. Gerry Haydel has provided compassionate care to patients from babies to elderly, helping to direct and implement innovative strategies designed to optimize health outcomes. In the early days, before there was a specialist in Terrebonne Parish, he did it all: from setting broken bones and providing chemotherapy (the roots of cancer care in Terrebonne Parish) to delivering babies.  He also set up the first family practice clinic in Grand Isle where he drove one day a week to see patients.   Because of his love for the practice of medicine, and calling to help people, he has always helped patients with medical care.  That same love for medicine is still present today.  The leadership and positive energy he exudes daily are a direct benefit to the community who turn to TGMC for the best healthcare available.

“It is an honor to receive the Golden Stethoscope award,” said Dr. Gerry Haydel. “I truly love caring for the people of my community and I am humbled to receive this prestigious recognition.”

Pictured: K. Gerald Haydel, Sr., M.D.


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