A Conversation On Confronting Catastrophe – Featuring Phyllis Peoples

***This event is a collaboration between the Mississippi, Louisiana, 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 but 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.

Tonight, hear from Phyllis Peoples, CEO at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana.  Houma was heavily damaged from Hurricane Ida at the end of September as a powerful Category 4 Hurricane, 16 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.  We will hear from Phyllis and a few of her staff 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.

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.