Terrebonne General Honored as a Platinum Award Hospital Partner by LOPA
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- Written By: Rhonda Alfred
Pictured: Lisa Lirette-West (LOPA - Donation Service Coordinator), Phyllis People (TGMC President and CEO) and Teresita McNabb (TGMC VP of Nursing)
Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) received the 2019-2020 Platinum Award (the highest honor awarded) for extraordinary efforts in the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Campaign from the Louisiana 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 distinction, TGMC continues to honor organ, eye and tissue donors by supporting LOPA’s events during the year and also uses available resources to spread awareness and information at every opportunity. The shared goal of the campaign is to promote a “donation-friendly America” by fostering organ donation education and creating opportunities for individuals to sign up to save lives.
In 2009, TGMC created the Wall of Heroes to spotlight this mission and recognize our local organ, eye and tissue donors. Today the wall features over 160 photos of community members who have passed away but live on in others through the gift of life! “We are proud to support LOPA’s mission to promote organ, eye and tissue donation,” said Phyllis Peoples, TGMC President and CEO. “We realize the positive impact that organ donation can have on both recipients as well as a donor’s family.”