Pictured are: Marcy Cheramie, Marci Fillman, Susanna Ruddock, Phyllis Peoples, TGMC President and CEO and Lisa Lirette- West, LOPA Donation Services Coordinator.
Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has received the 2018-2019 Platinum Award (the highest honor awarded) for extraordinary efforts in the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Campaign from the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA). The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the organ donation community with workplaces throughout the nation to spread the word about the importance of donation. Platinum recognition signifies TGMC’s commitment to being a workplace partner and spreading awareness and promoting donor registration.
To achieve this honor, TGMC hosted a flag-raising ceremony during National Donate Life month to honor organ, eye and tissue donors, supported LOPA’s events during the year and used available resources to spread awareness and information at every opportunity. The shared goal of the campaign is promoting a “donation-friendly America” by fostering organ donation education and creating opportunities for individuals to sign up to save lives.
In 2009, TGMC took organ donation a step further and created the Wall of Heroes as a space to recognize and pay tribute to those who saved or enriched someone else’s life through donation. The wall now has over 150 photos and more are added every year. “We are fully committed to this initiative and we will continue to promote awareness and honor donors in our community,” said Phyllis Peoples, TGMC President and CEO. “We are proud to be the only hospital in the region to achieve the Platinum Award.”
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