The Foundation for Terrebonne General Health System Receives Generous Donations from Partners to Help Employee Relief Fund
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- Written By: Rhonda Alfred
Houma, Louisiana – Terrebonne General Health System announced today that it has provided employee relief efforts to over 230 employees, thanks in part to generous donations from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and The Coca-Cola Company.
“It was important to us to assist the Terrebonne General employees who were in need, and is it good to know we have support out there from partners who truly care,” said Tony Herques, Board Chairman, Foundation for Terrebonne General Health System. “We are very appreciative to receive these generous donations that helped us to accomplish that goal,” Herques added.
Terrebonne General is the largest healthcare resource provider in Southeast Louisiana, employing over 1,500 team members who reside in the bayou region, where the effects from Hurricane Ida were the most severe. The Health System has been honored with many prestigious awards and accolades for quality, safety, and patient experience on the state, national and international levels.
“With support from the Blue Cross Foundation and The Coca-Cola Company, the Foundation was able to provide much-needed assistance to employees to aid in their rebuild and recovery efforts,” explained Phyllis Peoples, Terrebonne General president and CEO. “Amounts funded were significant enough to make a difference to our employees.”
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation works each day to improve the health and lives of Louisianians by empowering everyday people to do extraordinary good. By building and funding coalitions of friends, families, and neighbors, the Foundation hopes to build a healthier Louisiana, particularly for its children. The Foundation is funded solely by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana but is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. In 2020, Blue Cross and the Blue Shield Foundation invested more than $14 million in Louisiana’s communities and nonprofits, with programs and services reaching 6.4 million Louisianians.
To make a donation or learn more about the Foundation for Terrebonne General Employee Relief Fund, please visit tghealthsystem.com.
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Coca-Cola photo: L-R: JoAnn Cannata, Terrebonne General, Diane Yeates, Terrebonne General Chief Operating Officer, Morio Lee, The Coca Cola Company, Chris Lapeyre Foundation Board member, Chuck Weaver, Foundation Board member, Mary Chauvin, Foundation Board member, Jay Walker, Foundation Board member, Bobby Burguieres, Foundation Board member, Ron Brooks, Foundation Board member, Tony Herques, Foundation for Terrebonne General Board Chair, John Rogers, Foundation Board member, Dan Foster, Foundation Board member and Phyllis Peoples, Terrebonne General President and CEO.
Blue Cross Photo: L-R: Diane Yeates, Terrebonne General Chief Operating Officer, Chloe Wiley, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, Michael Tipton, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, Tony Herques, Foundation Chair, Mary Chauvin, and Paul Labat, Foundation for Terrebonne General Board members.