By: Terrebonne General Medical Center

Houma, LA- Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) was awarded a 2019 Safety Star Award by the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) Trust Funds at its summer conference. The Safety Star Award is presented to healthcare facilities that have successfully implemented new processes or developed innovative ideas that improve patient safety.

Terrebonne General Medical Center was recognized for its patient safety initiative, “Journey to Reduce HA-CDI Rates” and was awarded $10,000.00.  Patients now have a lower risk of acquiring an infection, less exposure to additional antibiotics, fewer complications and a decreased cost of hospital care. The project results have positively impacted patient satisfaction.

“TGMC is continuously improving processes to provide the highest quality care to our patients,” said Phyllis Peoples, President and CEO. “Being recognized by the LHA Trust Fund validates our efforts to provide patients with the most advanced treatments available.”

The LHA Trust Funds have served Louisiana healthcare facilities and physicians with insurance solutions for more than three decades.