Nine Terrebonne General nurses honored

Nine registered nurses from Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma have been named to the 2011 “Great 100 Nurses.”

Harold Benoit (Critical Care), Gretchen Bergeron, (House supervisor), Charlotte Boudreaux (Women’s Services Clinical coordinator), Rose Cuneo (Staffing coordinator), Lou Estay (director of Operating Services), Debra Lewis (Charge nurse), Joy Martinez (director of Case Management) Lamar Pellegrin (Emergency Department Clinical coordinator) and Lucetta Sweet (Critical Care Nurse director) all will be honored at the 25th annual Great 100 Nurses Celebration today at The Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.

Each year over 1,000 people attend the gala honoring 100 nurses — nominated by their peers, patients, family, friends and colleagues — who have exemplified concern for humanity, as well as making outstanding contributions to both the community and the nursing profession.

“This event has such a deep meaning and touches so many wonderful people in the health care community,” P.K. Scheerle, RN and Great 100 chairman and founder, said in a news release. “We are extremely delighted to have the opportunity to properly honor and thank some of the amazing nurses that endure so much and have such an invaluable role in our community.”

The funds raised at this event are placed in a dedicated fund called “The Great 100 Nurses Foundation,” which is housed within the Greater New Orleans Foundation. The funds will be used for nursing scholarships, recruitment and retention of experienced nurses at the bedside and valuable nursing research.

“I am incredibly proud of all of our nurses that are being recognized as part of this year’s ‘Great 100 Nurses,’” TGMC President and CEO Phyllis Peoples said in the release. “At Terrebonne General, we strive for excellence and push our staff to learn, grow and continue to live out of mission of providing exceptional health care with compassion.”

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