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Terrebonne General Health System Board of Commissioners Appointments Announced

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  • Written By: Rhonda Alfred

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) is pleased to announce that Kerry Chauvin, and Dr. Ben Adams have been appointed to the TGMC Board of Commissioners and Michael Bergeron has been re-appointed to a second term.

Chauvin is a native of Terrebonne Parish, and the retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. A public traded company headquartered in Houma which was formerly Delta Fabrications where he served as President, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Manager of Engineering. Currently, Chauvin is a Director/Consultant to Nondestructive and Visual Inspection (NVI).

Chauvin previously served on many boards and has received many accolades which include being awarded the “Distinguished MBA Alumnus of the Year” by LSU Alumni Association, induction into the Jr. Achievement Business Hall of Fame of Greater New Orleans and awarded the SCIA “President’s Award”. He was a founding member of The South Central Industrial Association, the Terrebonne Waterways Association and a founding director of Synergy Bank where he served as the Chairman of the Board of Synergy Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary Synergy Bank from 2003-2006. He was on the Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans branch, served on the Board of Directors of the former First National Bank of Houma and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Trooper Foundation for 15 years. He is the past president of the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority and Partek Laboratories.

Dr. Ben Adams is a member of the TGMC active medical staff where he serves as the Surgery Department Chair and simultaneously as the Medical Director of Surgery. He has previously served as the Medical Center’s Vice Chief of Staff from 2015-2016 and as Chief of Staff from 2016-2018 as well as serving on numerous Medical Staff Leadership Committees.

Dr. Adams was recognized as Becker’s Hospital Review 2016 Rising Stars: 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40.

Prior to joining TGMC in 2009, Dr. Adams earned his medical degree from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Virginia Commonwealth University followed by a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and holds a National Board Certification in Echocardiography.

Michael Bergeron has served on the TGMC Board of Commissioners since his original appointment in 2000 and has been reappointed for another term. He previously served on the TGMC Board of Commissioners as the Chairman of the Board, Quality Committee Chairman and Finance Committee Chairman where he currently serves as the Finance Committee Chairman. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the managing director of M. Bergeron + Co., LLC, CPAs, a CPA firm with offices in Houma and Thibodaux. Bergeron holds professional licensure as a CPA, and professional credentials of CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) and a CGMA (Certified Global Management Accountants, AICPA). He has over twenty-eight years of public accounting experience.

Bergeron currently serves on the Louisiana State Board of CPA’s and was a long term member of the Louisiana Society of CPA’s where he was a board member and served as President of the South Central Chapter and served on various committees. He is a member of the Houma Rotary Club where he served as President and on other various national and state accounting institutes and societies.

“We are honored to welcome Mr. Chauvin, Dr. Adams and to welcome back Mr. Bergeron as valued members of the TGMC Board of Commissioners,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO. “We look forward to utilizing their special and unique talents in their respective areas of expertise to provide and expand leading edge healthcare services to the people of Southeast Louisiana.”