Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has received the 2017-2018 Silver Award for participation in the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Campaign. 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.
The award was presented by Lisa Lirette-West of Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) and recognizes TGMC’s activities as a workplace partner during the campaign and the commitment to spreading awareness and promoting donor registration. To achieve this honor, TGMC held donor drives in the hospital, participated in National Donate Life month by hosting a flag-raising ceremony 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.
In 2009, TGMC 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 140 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 Silver Award.”
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. •