A Conversation On Confronting Catastrophe – Featuring Phyllis Peoples

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A Conversation On Confronting Catastrophe – Featuring Phyllis Peoples

November 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


***This event is a collaboration between the Mississippi, Louisiana, Central Texas, East Texas, North Texas, and SouthEastTexas ACHE Chapters***

Please Donate to Support Hospital Heroes Affected by Hurricane Ida – All Event Proceeds & Donations go to the Louisiana Care Fund:

The impact of Hurricane Ida has been devastating for many hospital heroes in Louisiana who experienced significant property loss or personal hardship yet have continued to care for patients before, during, and after the storm. In an effort to provide some relief, the Louisiana Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation has established the Louisiana Care Fund to help hospital employees begin to rebuild and recover from the hurricane. When our hospital family hurts, the healthcare community, our business partners, and the public have historically pulled together to make a difference.

On November 3rd, hear from Phyllis Peoples, CEO at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana.  Houma was heavily damaged from Hurricane Ida, a powerful Category 4 Hurricane, at the end of September – 16 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in the same region. We will hear from Phyllis and a few of her staff members, including Dr. Andrea Lorio and Dr. Nathan Sutton, on the preparations, the storm and the aftermath and recovery – which is continuing today.  Join us for this account, and help support your brethren in Louisiana that have been affected by this force of nature.  You can attend, attend & donate, or simply donate to make a meaningful difference.  Thank you!

Phyllis LeBlanc Peoples

Phyllis LeBlanc Peoples has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Terrebonne General Medical Center since 2003. She is a native of Houma, Louisiana. Phyllis has worked in healthcare administration for over 27 years.

She served as the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) Board of Trustees Chair from July 2019 –July 2021 and currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair. She is also a member of the LHA Trust Funds Board. She previously served as a member of the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board 7, and has been a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives since 2001, completing a two year term as President of the Louisiana Chapter of Healthcare Executives.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and two master’s degrees from Valdosta State University in administration and education, as well as a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Tulane University.

She is a member and has served on the Boards of numerous other local, state and national organizations. She was recognized as a community Role Model in 2011 by the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans and was awarded the Golden Pelican President’s Award from the Louisiana Society for Hospital Public Relations and Marketing. She was also honored as one of the New Orleans City Businesses’ Health Care Heroes for 2012 and, as one of the CityBusiness 2013 Women of the Year.

Dr. Nathan Sutton

Dr. Nathan Sutton is the Director of Hospital Medicine at Terrebonne General Health System in Houma, LA.

Dr. Sutton joined the Terrebonne General medical staff in 2017. Since then, he has played an integral role in managing COVID patients throughout the pandemic and the delta variant surge. He played an active role in managing patients before, during, and throughout the evacuation of patients due to Hurricane Ida. He received his medical doctorate at University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He completed his Family Medicine internship and residency at East Jefferson General Hospital and Tulane University in New Orleans. He previously served as a Family Practice physician at Family Doctor Clinic in Houma, LA. Dr. Sutton is board-certified in Family Medicine.

Dr. Andrea Lorio

Dr. Andrea Lorio, Pulmonary Medicine /Critical Care Specialist practices at Terrebonne General Pulmonology Care in Houma, LA.

Dr. Lorio joined the Terrebonne General medical staff in 2016. She has played an active role in managing and treating COVID patients throughout the pandemic and the delta variant surge. She remained onsite for Hurricane Ida and assisted with the treatment and evacuation of patients due to catastrophic damages. Dr. Lorio played an active role on the hospital IDA recovery team and provided emergency services days after the storm. She graduated from Tulane University and received a BSE in Biomedical Engineering. She later graduated from Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, and received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with Honors. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care.


November 3, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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